UConn-AAUP Update: October 26, 2023

UConn-AAUP Update: October 26, 2023

In this Issue:

  • 100% Out of State Remote Work Request Guidelines
  • NEW Modified Assignment Policy
  • UConn-AAUP Member Meeting
  • Save the date! UConn-AAUP Advocacy training December 4th

100% Out of State Remote Work Request Guidelines
Human Resources has raised a concern with faculty/staff working at UConn and living in a state other than Connecticut. HR also has supplied “guidelines” to some department heads and managers for hiring and requesting approval for current faculty who work 100% remotely and live in another state 100% of the time. This does not impact faculty/staff who live in “commutable” distance from UConn, i.e., RI, Mass, Vermont, NY, NJ, etc. If you have been contacted by HR or your department head concerning this matter, please contact UConn-AAUP so that we can include you in the discussions with HR. 

NEW “Modified Assignment Policy”
UConn-AAUP and the Provost Office have reached agreement on the new “Modified Assignment Policy.” This policy allows some 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.

 Fall Member Luncheon
UConn-AAUP will be hosting their Fall Member Luncheon on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 12:00 noon in the Student Union, Room 304, Storrs Campus. Please RSVP to BarbaraK@uconnaaup.org before October 30, 2023.

UConn-AAUP & UConn Labor Coalition
UConn-AAUP is partnering with the UConn Labor Coalition on a advocacy training day.  The day will support building connections among UConn union leaders & staff while discussing key issues of the upcoming legislative session.  Additional information will be provided in the coming weeks.  The Advocacy Day is planned for December 4th from 12-2 at the State Capitol.


In Solidarity,

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