ARTICLE XI. OFF-CAMPUS ASSIGNMENTS
Attendance at medical conferences, or research or training at an off-campus site, shall be subject to the approval of the Employee's Service Chief as to the relevance of the subject matter and the service needs of the department. It is understood that when such an assignment is made, it shall not be counted as vacation time.
The University remains committed to supporting House Officer access to healthy and safe learning and working environments while working in various health care delivery settings and systems that are relevant to their clinical specialty.
If issues arise concerning working conditions at an off-campus assignment, house officers are expected and encouraged to escalate those issues through their respective Program Director. Additionally, for the purpose of gaining deeper understanding of issues that arise at off-campus assignments, the parties will bring these issues to the Labor-Management Committee for tracking and discussion.