3.08 / Public Employee Organizations, Associations, and Unions
State law, the Public Employer-Employee Relations Act, requires that the
University remain completely neutral in dealings with employee organizations
seeking recognition. The University cannot encourage or discourage
membership in any employee organization. It is a prohibited practice for a
public employer to dominate, interfere, or assist in the formation,
existence, or administration of any employee organization. To comply with
the law, the University has established the following procedures to guide
organizing activities on the campus:
1. Representatives of public employee organizations, associations,
unions, or similar groups seeking to make contacts with University
employees should first contact the Director of Employee Relations, Human
2. Contacts by such representatives with University employees will
be permitted on campus in "nonworking" locations and during "nonduty"
3. Meetings of public organizations held in Rhatigan Student Center
rooms are posted officially by the RSC as the daily schedule of events
- "Nonworking" locations are considered to be rooms and facilities in
the Rhatigan Student Center which are available for lease by the public
at large for meetings.
- "Nonduty" time is considered to be the employee's free time, before
and after the employee's regular work schedule and during the employee's
4. Employee information (i.e., names, addresses, etc.) will not be
provided to public employee organizations, associations, unions, or similar
- Postings on bulletin boards by all off-campus organizations are
subject to prior clearance by WSU representatives.
- Postings on bulletin boards by on-campus organizations and personnel
are subject to clearance by the department or organization controlling
the specific bulletin board. Such bulletin boards cannot be used by
on-campus organizations seeking recognition.
5. An interoffice mail service is provided for official communication
between University offices and employees.
- On-campus organizations and groups acting as advisory bodies to the
University administration may be provided information and assistance.
- On-campus recognized advisory organizations perceived by the
administration to participate in unauthorized advocacy activities
relating to working conditions may be denied further assistance since
such activities would be construed to be related to the Public
Employer-Employee Relations Act.
(Note: In reference to item 5 of the above policy, the reader should also
refer to the Internal
Mail Distribution System Policy at Section 20.13 of this manual.)
- It may not be utilized by any organization or group which seeks to
represent employees in bargaining or negotiating with Wichita State
- A U.S. post office is available on campus for the convenience of those
who wish to communicate with employees at their residences.