Article 9, Work Agreement/Work Assignment, in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the University and the GTFF details the General Duties and Responsibilities Statement (GDRS) that each hiring unit must prepare describing the conditions under which GE appointments and reappointments are made, evaluations are performed, etc.
The GDRS is not a job description. In a grievance situation or dispute, however, the hiring unit will be held to the policies and procedures outlined in its GDRS.
Pursuant to the current CBA (Article 9, Section 7), the Graduate School maintains a website for students, faculty and staff to easily access GDRS documents.
The GDRS documents (PDFs) contained on this website are to be considered the master copies, and any electronic or non-electronic distribution of the GDRS must be made from these copies.
The Graduate School also maintains out-of-date GDRS files, which can be made available upon request.
GDRS Policies and Timelines
At the time of hire, GEs shall be provided with instructions on how to access the department’s GDRS.
Deadline to submit GDRS revisions to the Graduate School: May 15.
The Graduate School will post electronic versions of the new and/or revised GDRS documents on or before August 15.
First-time GE-employing units who need to create a new GDRS should review the GDRS docs of similar units and then email the Graduate School to get started.