Graduate Employees Organizing Committee -- Wayne State University / Workload
ARTICLE VIII: EMPLOYEE DUTIES
It is understood that graduate employees are engaged in professional activities.
B. Determination and Explanation of Duties
The department in conjunction with the represented employee’s supervising staff member shall determine the required duties of the employee. The represented employee’s supervising staff member shall discuss these duties with him/her at the beginning of the semester.
1. The time required for the successful fulfillment of a represented employee’s assignment shall not exceed approximately 20 hours per week over the course of the semester. Only duties actually assigned to the employee in his/her capacity as an employee and performed by the employee shall be taken into consideration.
2. For the purpose of determining a represented employee’s prospective workload, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that an assignment not exceeding eight (8) credit hours as instructor of record, or not exceeding twelve (12) hours of laboratory supervision or not exceeding three (3) discussion section administration shall not exceed twenty (20) hours per week.
3. Graduate employees are encouraged to consult with their supervisors regarding the distribution of and anticipated fluctuations in workload during the employee’s period of appointment. Should the supervisor become aware of actual or potential fluctuations in workload of a substantial nature, the supervisor will notify the represented employee as soon as possible.