1. Administrative leave will be provided recognized Union representatives for labor‑management relations training. Such training will be related to Union activities, but will not include training in recruitment, solicitation of membership or dues, or other internal Union business.
2. Requests for training under this Article will be made through the immediate supervisor to the Regional or Office Director normally at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the proposed training. The request will contain sufficient information about the duration, purpose and nature of the training to permit the Employer to determine that the training is related to the official representational duties of the Union representatives and unrelated to internal Union business.
3. Up to 40 hours of administrative leave will be granted each calendar year to each official of the Union under this Article, provided that the work load is not so unusually heavy as to preclude the release of the employee from other officially assigned duties. The Employer will not be responsible for any training costs or travel related to such training. All training that is jointly sponsored or attended shall not count against the 40 hours. The Employer may, at its discretion, allow Union officials additional administrative leave for purposes of attending training when additional time may be justified and accomplished without adverse impact upon the workload.