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Update: July 18, 2014

Salary Increase


The 2011-2016 Agreement between UUP and the State of New York provides for the following salary increases and discretionary awards in 2014.

UUP bargaining unit members will receive a 2% salary increase on July 1 (calendar year and college year employees) or September 1 (academic year employees).

An additional $250 will be added to base salary (pro-rated for part time employees) through the Chancellor’s Power of SUNY Award, to be paid no later than December 31, 2014. At this time we do not know the exact date this payment will be made. It will be retroactive to July 1, 2014 or September 1, 2014, depending on the employee’s professional obligation. Employees who worked at least one semester during the 12-month period commencing July 1, 2013 and whose employment expires prior to July 1, 2014 shall be eligible for the payment if they are reemployed and active on the payroll on the effective date of payment.

The Part-Time Employees Contract Fast Facts document at the following link provides information about the pro-rata formula for distribution of the $250 base increase to part-time employees http://uupinfo.org/negotiations/pdf/PartTimeFastFacts.pdf 0.5% of payroll will be allocated to Discretionary Salary Awards (DSA), to be distributed at the discretion of campus presidents. DSA will not be added to base salary. It will be paid no later than December 31, 2014. On each campus a specific portion of the DSA pool will be earmarked for part-time employees.

Salary Increase: UPDATE


There has been confusion over the July payment date for the 2% raise. The first group of UUP members to receive the raise includes annual salaried employees. A July 1, 2014 Payroll Bulletin from the Office of the State Comptroller indicates that the effective date of the raise for annual salaried employees is 07/03/14 and the payment date for those employees is 07/30/14. You can access the Payroll Bulletin at the link below. At the bottom of the first page of the bulletin, there is a table that indicates different payment dates for employees based on their "Pay Basis Code." UUP does not have definitive information about the Pay Basis Code each of our members falls under. That information would need to be obtained at the campus level. We do know that employees on academic year appointments will receive their raises in September.

I will follow up with you as additional information is provided to us.

Payroll Bulletin No. 205


Update: Deficit Reduction Program

The final extraction for the first year of the Deficit Reduction Program will be drawn from the payroll period beginning May 22, 2014 (the June 18 paycheck will reflect the final deduction for the first year). Members will see the difference in their paychecks in July and August. The extraction for the first year of the DRP totaled 5 days' pay.

Extractions for the final four days of the DRP will begin in September, 2014 and continue through the academic year. The final extraction for these last four days will be drawn from the payroll period beginning May 21, 2015 (the June 17, 2015, paycheck will reflect the final deduction). This will complete the two-year Deficit Reduction Program required by the State, as specified in the 2011-2016 Agreement Between United University Professions and the State of New York.

Seven out of the 9 Deficit Reduction Days will be repaid to all bargaining unit members at the end of the contract period, beginning on June 30, 2016, spread out in equal amounts over 39 payroll periods. Employees who separate from service prior to the full repayment for the reduction will be paid the balance of money owned at the time of their separation.



Darien Lake: Discount for NYSUT members


Planning a trip to DARIEN LAKE soon? Why not take one July 11-18, 2014! All NYSUT members can purchase tickets for this discounted week for $20.99 plus tax! (You save $25!!) Contact the office x2208 or email Brittany (bprofitr@Brockport.edu) for the order form! All orders must be received by July 8.


New Contract: Now Available Online

The Agreement Between United University Professions and the State of New York: July 2, 2011-July 1, 2016 is now available online.

To view the contract online, or download, please click here.



Are you a Memeber?

United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing more than 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration and Empire State College. UUP is affiliated with New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

You are not officially a UUP member until you fill out a membership application. Becoming a memeber does not cost you any more than you are paying now.

To see if you are a member simply check you pay stub and see if it reads Fee Payer or Member!

If you are not a member and would like to become one, click here to find the membership form.


UUP Job Board

We are pleased to announce a new feature available on the UUP Web site http://uupinfo.org. It's called the "UUP Job Board" and is accessible from the NavBar at the top of the page under "Links." The direct link is: http://www.uuphost.org/sunyjobs/choice.php. The "UUP Job Board" is a result of negotiations with SUNY on how they transmit to UUP statewide postings about position openings.


What is Workplace Stress?
Stress is a part of everyday life; we all experience it to one degree or another. Although it is an unavoidable part of many activities at work and at home, stress becomes harmful when it reaches an intensity that impairs daily activities.

Click here for a Stress at Work Quiz and for important information regarding risk factors, warning signs and what the Union can do about Job Stress

What is UUP?
United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing more that 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration, Empire State College, and the New York State Theatre Institute. UUP is affiliated with New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

With some 526 job titles included in the bargaining unit, UUP reflects the diversity of the State University. Members include:
Academic Faculty
Student Affairs Personnel
Public Relations Personnel
Doctors, Dentists, Nurses and Other Professionals at Teaching Hospitals and Health Science Centers
Graphic Artists
Student Recruitment Professionals
Instructors in the Educational Opportunity Centers
Financial Aid Counselors
System Administration Staff
Performing Artists in the New York State Theatre Institute
Student Resident Hall Personnel
Admissions Counselors

UUP represents SUNY faculty and other professionals at the bargaining table and works to protect their interests by:
- Achieving improvements in salary, fringe benefits, working conditions and retirement programs.
- Providing funding for professional growth and development through leaves, awards, conferences and other grant programs.
- Obtaining state resources for the State University through effective legislative and political action.
- Seeking to enhance and preserve the quality of the University.

As the largest higher education union in the nation, UUP is also a source for information on labor unions, state work force and bargaining issues, higher education reform, college faculty concerns and a variety of higher education topics.

UUP: Promoting Excellence in Public Higher Education

From competitive salaries and health benefits to job security, opportunities for advancement and retirement, UUP is here for you. There's strength in numbers and we're more than 35,000 members strong on SUNY's 29 state-operated campuses.

UUP is a unified voice, protecting members rights at the bargaining table and on the job, speaking on behalf of public higher education statewide, nationally and internationally. UUP is the voice of SUNY's academics and professional employees to the SUNY Board of Trustees, SUNY System Administration, the state's elected officials and the public.

UUP is the only organization designated to negotiate a contract with New York state on behalf of SUNY's academic and professional employees. The contract allows UUP to protect your fundamental rights by setting terms and conditions of your employment. Click here to view the contract.

UUP PROVIDES benefits to all bargaining unit members, including a range of attractive programs sponsored by our affiliates, New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers. Benefits include:

  • Dental and vision plan coverage* (Part-time members not eligible for NYSHIP can purchase these benefits at the group rate)
  • Scholarship program*
  • Free group life insurance
  • Free tuition on a "space available" basis
  • Discount products and services from: Apple; AT&T; Bally's Total Fitness; BJ'S Wholesale Club; Aflac; HP Academy; Enterprise Rent-a-Car; Goodyear; Liberty Mutual; Marabito Fuel; New Jersey Nets; OfficeMax; Sprint; Verizon Wireless; and SUNY PERKS.

*Employee must be eligible for enrollment in the NYS Health Insurance Program.

MEMBERSHIP IN UUP entitles you to:

  • Vote on the collective bargaining agreement;
  • Attend union meetings;
  • Hold union office;
  • Elect union leaders on your campus and at the state and national levels;
  • Upon separation of service, obtain Associate Membership with NYSUT and be eligible for benefit programs; and
  • Maintain membership after retirement and be eligible for benefit programs.

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