UUP Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP)
DEADLINE to enroll November 29, 2013.
Click here for the enrollment form!
Eligible full-time employees with an annual salary of $62,998 and below, and eligible part-time employees whose biweekly salary is within this range at the time of enrollment, who choose to enroll in the Productivity Enhancement Program for the 2014 plan year will forfeit a total of three days of annual leave at the time of enrollment in return for a credit of up to $500 to be applied toward their share of NYSHIP premiums. Eligible full-time employees earning more than $62,998 and below $90,022 and eligible part-time employees
whose biweekly salary is within this range at the time of enrollment, who choose to enroll in PEP for the 2014 plan year will forfeit a total of two days of annual leave at the time of enrollment in return for a credit of up to $500 to be applied toward their share of NYSHIP premiums.
At the time of enrollment, employees must:
• Be an employee covered by the 2011-2016 New York State/UUP Collective Bargaining Agreement;
• Be employed on a Calendar Year or College Year basis;
• Be a full-time employee with an annual salary below $90,022 or a part-time employee whose biweekly salary is within this salary range at the time of enrollment;
• Be a NYSHIP enrollee (contract holder) in either the Empire Plan or an HMO;
• Be eligible to receive an employer contribution toward NYSHIP premiums (or be on leave without pay from a position in which the employee is normally eligible for an employer share contribution toward NYSHIP premiums); and
• Have a sufficient annual leave balance to make the full leave forfeiture without bringing their annual leave balance below eight days or a prorated balance for part-time employees, respectively.
CONTRACT PAY DATES
On-Base Salary Increase
Pay date: November 6, 2013: $500 on base, pro-rated for part time employees, retro to July 1 or Sept. 1
This raise goes to all UUP members on payroll as of June 30, 2013; Employees whose employment expired prior to July 2013 will also receive this increase if reemployed and on payroll on effective date and at time of payment.
Discretionary Salary Awards (not on base)
Pay Date: December 4, 2013 or December 18, 2013 (campus choice)
Chapters will receive total DSA allocations, including specific amounts that must be distributed to part-time employees
Pay Date: November 20, 2013
Full-Time Employees: One-time $500 payment added to base annual salary at:
Continuing appointment (tenure for academics)
Permanent appointment (permanency for professionals)
Second five-year term appointment for Appendix A professionals
Those who attained these milestones between July 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012 will receive the increase retroactive to January 1, 2013. Anyone who attained these milestones after January 1, 2013 will receive this increase as of the date the milestone was attained. Employees in the above three categories who reached these career milestones before July 1, 2011 received a $500 on base salary increase under the 2003-2007 or the 2007-2011 contracts.
A one-time $500 payment added to base salary upon completion of seven years in:
* Appendix C Fundraising, Lecturer, and Appendix B-4 Division III athletic titles.
Retro to Jan. 1, 2013 for those who completed 7 years prior to 1/1/13; Retro to date the 7 years was reached for those who reached it after 1/1/13.
A $500 lump-sum bonus payment (not added to base salary) for those who reached 8 years of service since July 1, 2011
PT employees who reached 8 years before 7/1/11 received $500 under the last contract. Award recurs every 8 years of consecutive service.
NEW PRIORITIES WORKSHOP
WHAT KIND OF A SOCIETY DO WE WANT?
Creating New Priorities: Designing a Federal Budget That Helps Working People
Join in a 4-part UUP workshop to help shape the next federal budget in consultation with Congressman Tim Bishop
SESSION 1. IDENTIFYING PRIORITIES IN THE BUDGET (Mon. Sept. 30, 2013, noon – 1p.m.)
What priorities should guide the labor movement in shaping public policy? What kind of a society do we want, what kind of lives for our people? What priorities are reflected in the federal budget? How can the labor movement, and UUP within it, help to change the priorities our government actually pursues, especially in the way it raises and spends money?
SESSION 2: BUILDING A PEOPLE’S BUDGET (Mon. Nov. 4, 2013, noon – 1 p.m.)
How can UUP and the larger labor movement engage its members and work with allied community groups to establish concrete budget priorities? How can we work with Congress to advance these priorities in legislation? How can we engage the Congressional Progressive Caucus as it fashions its budget plan, released each spring?
SESSION 3: INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY (Mon. Feb. 24, 2014, noon – 1 p.m.)
How is our world economy interconnected? What is “Fair Trade”? What does international labor solidarity look like? How is it reflected in the budget, especially the size of the military budget?
SESSION 4: PRESENTING OUR BUDGET (Mon. March 31, noon – 1 p.m.)
The final session will present our budget priorities for the federal 2015 budget and explore ways UUP should be active to help change the priorities our government pursues. We will present our budget to Congressman Tim Bishop.
• All meetings will be at the UUP Chapter office, 5th floor Melville Library
• Lunch provided
• There will be teamwork on budget issues between meetings.
• Participants in all sessions will receive a UUP Certificate
• Participation limited to 12 people.
Call Corinne at the UUP office (2-6570)
Organized by the UUP Chapter New Priorities Committee
The Chapter office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The Executive Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at noon. All members are encouraged to attend. Please contact the Chapter office for the exact meeting date and location.