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Policy Manual
Collective Bargaining

Release Time for Union Voting

Policy Except as noted below, employees that are eligible to vote in a specific bargaining unit election will be granted reasonable time off with pay to vote provided

•essential services are maintained

•there is no disruption of the operational activities of the Department.

Exception In some areas of the Department, it may not be possible to grant time off due to patient/client care needs or other twenty-four hour services where continuous coverage must be maintained.

In these instances, employees must vote on off duty time, and no equivalent time off with pay will be given at a later date.

Connecticut Department of Children and Families          Effective Date:  October 15, 2000 (Revised)