ARTICLE XVI. FACILITIES
SECTION A. CALL ROOMS
The Employer will provide sleep facilities that are safe, quiet and available and accessible to residents and fellows to support education and safe patient care. The Employer shall make a bed available (not on the ground) for every House Officer needing to remain overnight. To this end, not less than seventy-five (75) on-call rooms, with telephones and lockable doors, which accommodate not more than two (2) individuals per room, except that one room will accommodate not more than three (3), will be provided. The number of beds per room can be modified by mutual agreement between the Employer and the Association. Bunk beds may be added in specified on-call rooms by mutual agreement between the Association and the Employer at Association request. Ladders for bunk beds shall be provided. Lockable bins with built-in locks shall be provided in the on-call rooms to protect the personal property of the House Officers. A computer with access to the Health System information system shall be installed in each call room. The Employer will maintain mattresses, furnishings, fixtures, and locks in good repair and will meet with the Association quarterly upon request to review concerns and requests for maintenance of call rooms.
House Officers shall have sufficient access to safe, quiet, and accessible call rooms in any new University owned inpatient facility where House Officers will be assigned to work. At least six (6) months prior to the opening of any such facility, the University and Association shall meet to discuss the terms governing House Officer access to call rooms in that facility.
All call rooms shall be cleaned daily between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with sheets, blankets, towels, wash cloths and soap provided. It is recognized as a joint responsibility to develop and implement a mechanism for House Officers and management to maintain neatness so that Environmental Services can clean each on-call room daily. To this end, a list of contact information will be posted in each room to facilitate problem resolution. It is understood that these rooms are for the use of House Officers only, at all times. Other staff will be restricted from using on-call rooms except for cleaning and maintenance work. Bath and shower facilities, not shared with patients or families shall be made easily available to on-call rooms. Access to shower/toilet rooms shall be made available to House Officers within a reasonable distance from the on-call room.
A list of these rooms and any changes will be provided to the Association by the Employer annually. All changes made to the current list of on-call rooms will be reasonably comparable and by mutual agreement through LMC (Labor-Management Committee). The current list of call rooms may be accessed via the following live link in the online version of this Agreement on the University Human Resources website: Current House Officer Call Room List.
The House Officers Association shall have the right to designate, subject to approval by the Employer, as many as three (3) on-call rooms in University Hospital and one (1) each at the Mott and Women's Hospitals for female use exclusively. These designations may be changed by the House Officers Association, subject to approval by the Employer.
The Employer will secure and maintain adequate call room space for House Officers who are on "home call" status.
SECTION B. RESPITE AND WORK SPACE
The House Officer lounge currently provided, or one of comparable size and with comparable furnishings, will be maintained by the Employer. The lounge will be cleaned daily.
The design and building of new facilities or the expansion or revision of existing facilities will involve the consideration of workflow, new technology and/or technological needs, and structure utilization for House Officers. Committees formed to address these matters shall request participation by a House Officer from the affected area to provide information relevant to the considerations listed above, unless mutually agreed otherwise.
The Employer will continue to clearly identify a partitioned space in the University Hospital cafeteria as reserved for medical staff. To the extent the Employer establishes reserved seating areas for medical staff in other cafeterias on its premises, House Officers will be permitted access to those areas.
SECTION C. EXERCISE FACILITY
The Employer agrees to provide access to the UH South Wellness Facility for all House Officers. To the extent that a user fee continues to be assessed this facility, the House Officer will be responsible for their payment on the same terms and conditions as non-bargained for employees.
If, over the term of the Agreement, an additional exercise facility is identified, the Association will have access to it. If the Association identifies exercise space within its allotted rooms, the University will furnish the equipment mutually agreed upon. Maintenance of this equipment will be the responsibility of the Association, whose members would have exclusive use of the room.
Further, the University agrees to explore the feasibility of including an employee exercise facility in any new building replacement discussions. Existing space committees will be identified so that time lines for long and short term options of identifying alternate exercise facility space can be established.
House Officers who are not members of the UH South Wellness Facility but who need access to shower/locker facilities shall be granted access to the shower/locker room located on B1 Taubman Center.
SECTION D. LACTATION SUPPORT
The Employer and the Association support providing the resources for continued breastfeeding upon return to work, in UM Health facilities, consistent with the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act of 2022. Where spaces exist for faculty or staff for the primary purpose of expressing breast milk, House Officers will have access to those spaces for the purpose of expressing breast milk. A list and map of such spaces will be maintained on the Work/Life Resource Center website. If no such space exists within a five (5) minute walking distance to the House Officer's assigned work site, the Department for the House Officer's assigned rotation will make a reasonable effort to designate an appropriate temporary space for the purpose of expressing breast milk. House Officers who have a need to express milk shall have convenient access to refrigeration so that breast milk may be stored. Requests for added locations where refrigeration is required will be brought to the Labor Management Committee.
Any House Officer that will require use of lactation support services provided by the Employer will communicate their anticipated needs to their Program Director. All efforts will be made to provide reasonable break time for the House Officer to express breast milk for their nursing child for one year after the child's birth each time such Employee has need to express milk.