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Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

ARTICLE ONE: RECOGNITION

Section 1.0 Representation

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, hereby recognizes the United Faculty as the certified, exclusive and

sole bargaining representative for those Faculty Members set forth in the PERB certification instrument

(Cases 590 and 603) issued by the PERB on the third (3rd) day of December, 1976, as modified by the

“Amendment of Bargaining Unit and Certification” (Case 1252) issued by the PERB on the 27th day of

October, 1978, and as modified by the “Amendment of Certification” (Case 2125) issued by the PERB on

the 9th day of February, 1983, and the PERB order NUNC PRO TUNC filed March 28, 1983.

Section 1.1 Definitions

Subdivision 1.11 Board

The term “Board” as used in the Agreement shall mean the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, or its duly

authorized representatives.

Subdivision 1.12 United Faculty

The term “United Faculty” as used in this Agreement shall mean the UNI-United Faculty or its duly

authorized representatives.

Subdivision 1.13 Faculty

The terms “faculty” or “the faculty” or “Faculty Member(s)” shall always mean a member or the members

(severally or collectively) of the bargaining unit.

Subdivision 1.14 Domestic Partner

For purposes of this contract, Domestic Partner shall be defined as the same or opposite-sex partner of a

bargaining unit member who either files an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership (which is valid for same- or

opposite-sex partners), or a State of Iowa Affidavit of Common Law Marriage with the University Benefits

Office (opposite-sex partners only). The Affidavit is to be modeled after those in use by the University of

Iowa.

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