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 Division of Graduate Studies 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The Division of Graduate Studies also maintains out-of-date GDRS files, which can be made available upon request.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.
Each department's GDRS is valid for the period of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Annual updates are not required, but if your program has revisions to make, please email the revised GDRS to email@example.com. NOTE: The current CBA has been extended through June 2023. No GDRS updates are required for 2022-23.
Per Article 9, Section 6 of the CBA, GEs may submit proposed GDRS revisions or feedback to their department/hiring unit by April 15th each year. The Division of Graduate Studies sends an email to all GEs around April 1st reminding them of this opportunity.
First-time GE-employing units who need to create a new GDRS should review the GDRS docs of similar units and then email the Division of Graduate Studies to get started.
Current GDRSs (2020-2023)
Division of Graduate Studies - See Graduate Studies