Section 1. Provision of Child Care Facility
The parties agree that the Department shall provide and maintain a child care
facility, including space, office equipment, playground equipment, supplies,
telephones, and maintenance services for the maximum number of children within
the space currently used. All such equipment and services shall be for the duration
of this Agreement.
Section 2. Management of Child Care Facility
The parties agree that the management of the facility shall be undertaken by the
Department of Labor Child Development Center for the life of this Agreement.
Each party shall designate one (1) representative to serve on the Board of
Directors of the Center.
Section 3. Priority on Admission
The facility is dedicated to serve the needs of the employees of the U.S.
Department of Labor. Priority on admission shall be given to children of DOL
employees. Children whose parents are not employees of the Department may be
admitted only when no employee of the Department has applied for his/her child
and is waiting for an appropriate vacancy.
Section 4. Administrative Leave to Attend Meetings
Each member of any governing body of the Center shall be allowed up to two (2)
hours per month of administrative leave to attend meetings and conduct business
of that body and up to an additional two (2) hours for those governing body
members in the positions of President, Vice President, and Contract Administrator
or the equivalent if their title changes. Each parent shall be allowed up to two (2)
hours of administrative leave per month to attend meetings of the Center.
Section 5. Reopening Negotiations
If the use of appropriated funds is authorized by any source which could affect the
operation (scope or activities) of the DOL Child Development Center, negotiations
on this Article may be reopened at the request of either party.
Section 6. Funds from Recycling Program
a. The Department will continue to donate 100% of the funds generated by
the DOL recycling program in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area to the
DOL Child Development Center.
b. The Department will earmark those funds for tuition assistance for DOL
employees at the grade level GS-6 and below, with priority to be given to
those employees at the GS-3 and below, who have children in the DOL Child