ADMINISTRATORS AND NEGOTIATION
MYTH: Is UM administration involved in negotiations with staff unions?
FACT: The Director of Labor Relations employed at the Commissioner's Office serves in the role of "chief negotiator" for all staff collective bargaining sessions. The Associate Director of Labor and Employee Relations in Human Resource Services in Missoula, along with the management representatives from each affiliated campus, serve as members of the management team during labor negotiations. The President delegates to these individuals the responsibility to represent the views of UM administration to other members of the management team - including the Commissioner of Higher Education representative and representatives of Montana State University campuses.