The operational issues resolution process in the DOE-UFT contract gives UFT-represented educators more voice at the school level to tackle workplace issues, including basic instructional supplies, curriculum, space and workload and safety. Chapter leaders can bring issues to their principals in a one-on-one meeting, a consultation committee meeting or via email. Violations of the systemwide standards that cannot be resolved at the school level may be escalated.
The following are considered operational issues:
- Professional development
- Basic instructional supplies
- Workload of UFT-represented employees who are not classroom teachers or paraprofessionals