Article VII, Section D of the Staff Assembly Bylaws states that "participation in this organization shall be considered an official University function. Supervisors shall encourage and support release time for employees who wish to participate in Staff Assembly activities and/or meetings according to Guidelines for Relations with Employee Associations/Advisory Groups re-issued August 28, 1979 to UC Chancellors and Laboratory Directors by the UC Office of the President. These guidelines continue to be applicable to the Council of UC Staff Assemblies and local campus Staff Assemblies. The guidelines provide that “management support of approved organizations may include ... allowing a reasonable amount of time on pay status to be devoted to legitimate association activities by officers and members.”"
Recently, the SA Executive Board sent the Chancellor a memo about the importance of Release Time for Staff Assembly Activities. Below you will find the memo to the Chancellor and the response memo from the Chancellor.