Employee and Labor Relations

Employee and Labor Relations

Collective Bargaining Agreements

New Hampshire has a collective bargaining law http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XXIII/273-A/273-A-mrg.htm, which governs public employee labor relations. Pursuant to RSA 273-A, the CCSNH has three certified bargaining units; staff and adjunct faculty are represented by the State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire, Inc., SEIU Local 1984 (SEA) and full-time faculty are represented by the New Hampshire Higher Education Union (NHHEU)/IBEW 2320.

The current negotiated contract(s) for the bargaining units are below. Previous contracts are archived here.

CCSNH Labor Management Committee (LMC)

The Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) and State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire, SEIU Local 1984 (SEA) agreed to establish a CCSNH Labor Management Committee (LMC) with the purpose of ensuring the application, clarification, and administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the CCSNH and SEA. See LMC Protocols.

The LMC offers the opportunity to pose a question or express an opinion/concern through an anonymous format by using the following “Comments & Suggestions Box.” Please include enough detail so that the item can be identified and an appropriate response prepared. The LMC would like to stress the expectation that employees not abuse the opportunity to pose a question or express an opinion/concern in this anonymous format. These submissions will be reviewed in an upcoming meeting. Past meeting schedules and minutes can be accessed here.

The LMC also has a Shared Sick Leave subcommittee, made up of LMC members. Click here for the 2017 schedule of the Shared Sick Leave Committee meetings.

Employee Relations

Pursuant to RSA 273-A and the NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board (PELRB) Decision No. 2010-209, CCSNH managerial and confidential employees are excluded from the bargaining unit and therefore exempt from the collective bargaining process.  The current employee handbook below summarizes the applicable policy and procedures for this group of employees. Previous versions of the handbook are archived here.