UConn-AAUP Update: September 25, 2023

UConn-AAUP Update: September 25, 2023


In this Issue:

  • SEBAC Update
  • Frustrations Build with Parking: Letter Sent, Administration Responds
  • NEW Modified Assignment Policy
  • Legislative “In-District” Meetings
  • UConn-AAUP Fall Calendar

SEBAC Update

Protecting Higher Education funding is a key priority for SEBAC and our colleagues across our state. Along with meeting with legislative leaders throughout the fall to talk with them about our work, we are also supporting statewide efforts to highlight the need for fully funding higher education.  Due to severe underfunding and understaffing levels, our state system is at a critical juncture.  Be part of our united message and come support the statewide effort in funding our future. Join us at the below events!

Tuesday, September 26th, 12:00 noon: Legislative leaders will be at the Capitol for a special session to vote on the date of the Presidential Primary.  Join other leaders and members at 12:00 to highlight and remind our leaders that it is their responsibility to protect Connecticut’s future by funding and investing in our public higher education system.

Thursday, October 12 beginning at 5:00PM Rally: Outside the Connecticut State Capitol Building, located at 210 Capitol Avenue in Hartford (plenty of metered, on-street parking available in the area)

Click here to register online to join us (important for planning purposes)

Frustrations Build with Parking

Frustrated with parking on the Storrs Campus, UConn-AAUP, UCPEA and GEU sent a letter to President Maric; Facility responds with no action.

NEW Modified Assignment Policy

UConn-AAUP has been working with the Labor Relations on a policy that will allow bargaining unit members to adjust their assignment “to respond to anticipated or unanticipated life events or situations.”  Modified assignments might involve either 1) full-time work with a flexible schedule, modified work duties, remote work, and/or other arrangements as agreed upon or approved or 2) a combination of working less than full-time (VSPR), paid leave and/or leave without pay (FMLA/FMLG), as appropriate. Qualifying life events might include returning from an approved medical leave after the birth of a child or adoption of a child, short-term care for the bargaining unit member or an immediate family member on a part-time basis following the completion of an approved personal or FMLA leave, or bereavement following the death of an immediate family member or other emergency circumstances. More information will be provided in the near future.

Legislative “In-District” Meetings

UConn-AAUP will be continuing to meet with our elected legislative leaders this fall as we look to find common interests and ways to build professional relationships. Over the next week or two, we will be contacting members in selected legislative districts asking for participation in these meetings. We found these meetings very successful last year and we hope to have members willing to spend a few minutes with their elected leaders as we prepare for the shortened legislative session.

Fall Calendar of Events
Follow the link to the list of Fall Happenings for UConn-AAUP.

In Solidarity,

Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, President
Jean McCarthy, Executive Vice President
Michael Bailey, Executive Director
Tel 860.487.0450

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UConn-AAUP Update: September 7, 2023

UConn-AAUP Update: September 7, 2023

In this Issue:

Welcome Back – Jeffrey Ogbar, UConn-AAUP President
Social Gathering – Hops 44, Friday, September 8th, 4-6:00 pm
Payroll Pay Dates
Legislative “In-District” Meetings
UConn-AAUP Fall Calendar

Dear UConn Faculty,

Welcome back to another academic year! For most of us, summer provides time for the three-Rs: rest, re-charging, and, yes, research. I hope that you have all enjoyed a fair balance of these. This is my second one-year term as President of the AAUP UConn Chapter. After several years on the Executive Committee, and two years as Executive Vice President, I remain honored to serve our membership.

Since our chapter’s formation in 1976, UConn-AAUP has been an essential organized voice for our members on the most critical issues related to our work at the University. From professors, to research assistants, and coaches, there are around 2,500 employees at UConn who are qualified for AAUP membership. We are proud that most are dues-paying members, but many remain disconnected. If you are not yet a member, I encourage you to join and add your voice to our chapter’s work. Please peruse our website, come to our meetings, or reach out to our leadership team to learn more.

Best wishes for a fantastic academic year!

In solidarity,
Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar
President, AAUP, UConn Chapter

Social Gathering – Hops44, Friday, September 8th, 4:00-6:00 pm

UConn-AAUP will be hosting a social event this Friday, September 8, 2023, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Hops44, 625 Middle Turnpike, Storrs, CT. Free appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Hope to see you there to kick off the new academic year.

Payroll Pay Dates

For current employees of the bargaining unit, the negotiated salary increase was effective 8/23/23, which fell in the 8/11/23 – 8/24/23 pay period. Members’ check date of 9/8/23 will reflect 8.0 days (8/11/23 – 8/22/23) of their old rates, and 2.0 days (8/23/23 – 8/24/23) at their new rates. The check dated 9/22//23 will be the first payment which reflects a full pay period (8/25/23 – 9/7/23) at the new rates.

New bargaining unit members hired on 8/23/23 will receive a partial payment (2.0) days for the period of 8/23/23 – 8/24/23 on the check date 9/8/23. The first full payment for the period of 8/25/23 – 9/7/23 will be issued on check date 9//22/23.

The pay date calendar can be found here: https://payroll.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2008/2022/10/2023-Pay-Calendar.pdf.

Legislative “In-District” Meetings

UConn-AAUP will be continuing to meet with our elected legislative leaders this fall as we look to find common interests and ways to build professional relationships. Over the next week or two, we will be contacting members in selected legislative districts asking for participation in these meetings. We found these meetings very successful last year and we hope to have members willing to spend a few minutes with their elected leaders as we prepare for the shortened legislative session.

 

Fall Calendar of Events

Follow the link to the list of Fall Happenings for UConn-AAUP.

 

In Solidarity,
Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, President
Jean McCarthy, Executive Vice President
Michael Bailey, Executive Director
Tel 860.487.0450

NOT A MEMBER YET? JOIN NOW