To: Northwest Council Delegates
From: Northwest Governing Documents Committee
Subject: PRE-SUBMITTED NEW BUSINESS: Revision of Northwest Policy Manual VIII-B ‘Negotiation Preparation Activities’
The Northwest Negotiation Preparation Committee provides the membership with information on the negotiation process and Negotiation Team training and prepares final reports with recommendations to the Negotiation Team and the Northwest Council
The Negotiation Preparation Committee recommends revising Northwest Policy to help assure that information and reports of detailed training plans, accomplishments and recommendations do not make public any sensitive negotiation strategy or tactics.
The Northwest Governing Documents committee hereby submits a proposed revision of Section VIII B 1.a.(3) and VIII B 1.d. of the Northwest Policy Manual.
It is moved that: THE SPEEA Northwest COUNCIL approves REVISING NORTHWEST POLICY VIII-B titled ‘Negotiation Preparation Activities’.
Proposed changes to section VIII
B 1.a.(3), 1.a.(3)(c), 1.a.(3)(d), 1.d.(1), and
1.d.(3) follow, additions are underlined, and deletions are
(3) Provide, to the membership, written information describing at least the
following, providing disclosure does not compromise SPEEA’s bargaining
position nor reveal sensitive information:
(a) The exact nature of the collective bargaining process…
(b) The process of negotiation preparation.
general outline of the training to be received by the
(d) A summary of the specific contract goals.
d. Prepare the following final reports:
(1) Report to the Negotiation Team
recommending changes recommendations,
changes to the contracts
and providing information relative to negotiation
(2) Report to the Council summarizing the report to the Negotiation Team but excluding
(3) Document the important material developed by the Negotiations Preparation
including recommendations for future training and a summary of student's
evaluations of training received.