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2023-26 State/UUP Agreement – Implementation of Salary Increases

Dear Colleagues,

Please note the following from UUP Central received this morning:

It is now official that the 2022 2% and 2023 3% across the board (ATB) increases will be paid in the November 22, 2023 paycheck.  That check will include both the retroactive cash generated by these increases and the adjustment in bi-weekly base salary rates.  Generally, the 2022 2% increase is retroactive to July 2, or September 1, 2022 (depending on professional obligation). The 2023 3% increase is retroactive to July 1, or September 1, 2023 (depending on professional obligation).

In addition to the above, the following increases will also be implemented in the November 22, 2023 paychecks:  

·         Professional employees in SL 1, 2 or 3 positions and academics in the ranks of Instructor, Asst. Librarian,  Lecturer, Sr. Asst. Librarian, or Asst. Professor will see annual salaries increase by the 2022 2% and 2023 3% ATBs with the November 22, 2023 paychecks.  If this results in a salary that is below the new contractual minimum salary for the appropriate SL grade or academic rank, the member’s salary will be further increased to match the new minimum salary for the position.  This second salary adjustment will be implemented in the December 6, 2023 paychecks.

·         Part-time faculty who are paid on a per course basis will see the 2023-24 increase in the 3-credit course minimum to $3,500 for comp and tech campuses and $4,000 for university and health sciences centers, retroactive to the beginning of the fall 2023 semester. (Note that the 2022-23 increase per course minimum was negotiated in the last agreement and was already implemented in the fall 2022 semester).   Part-time academic faculty whose per-course compensation exceeds the contractual minimums will receive the 2022 2% and 2023 3% across the board (ATB) increases.

·         Employees who receive On-Call pay will have their on-call hourly rate increased by $2.00 per hour retroactive to July 1, 2023

If, once these increases are paid, you have questions about how your increase was calculated, please first contact the campus payroll office for information

Here are the OSC Payroll Bulletins which implement the 2022 and 2023 salary increases discussed above. 

There is one remaining component of our compensation package to be paid this year, the $400 on-base across-the-board distribution of this year’s DSI (pro-rated for PT employees).  While the OSC Payroll Bulletin implementing this DSI payment has not yet issued, we understand that campuses will have the option of processing and paying this $400 increase in either the December 6 or December 20, 2023 paychecks.  

In Solidarity,

Ken Kern
Chapter President
UUP Buffalo Center