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NYS Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment

Dear Colleagues, Please see the following from UUP Statewide President, Mr. Fred Kowal: Colleagues, It’s that time of year again!  The open enrollment period for the NYS Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for 2023 runs from November 1 through December 12, 2022.   The FSA is a negotiated benefit which provides eligible employees with the ability to […]

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Contingent Faculty Negotiations Town Halls Happening this Week

Dear Colleagues, Please see the following from UUP Statewide President, Mr. Fred Kowal: Colleagues, Contract negotiations are underway, and we want to make sure that every UUP member is educated and involved. Please join us for an upcoming Contingent Faculty Negotiations Town Hall to learn about the status of UUP/New York State contract negotiations and ask […]

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Changes to PSLF

Dear Colleagues, The Governor has signed off on a PSLF bill that will increase opportunities for loan forgiveness for adjuncts who teach 9 credits a semester and professional members who work at least 30 hours per week. The deadline of the PSLF Expansion is set to expire on October 31, 2022. UUP has added 11 clinics […]

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Contract Negotiations Update

Please see the following from UUP Chief Negotiator Bret Benjamin: Dear Colleagues, I’m writing to update you on the progress of UUP’s current contract negotiations with New York State. Most notably, UUP has received conceptual proposals from New York State.  The State’s proposals, which sketch out their priorities for this round of bargaining, have been posted […]

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Join UUP SOUL Committee on June 30

Dear Colleagues, For over 50 years, the month of June has been dedicated to honoring and commemorating members of the LGBTQ+ communities. Pride Month is an important time to celebrate, but it is also a time to consider the challenges still faced by LGBTQ+ people around the world. On Thursday, June 30 at 12 PM, […]

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Negotiations Update

Please see the following from Statewide President, Fred Kowal: Dear Colleagues, It’s official. Negotiations over our next contract with the State have begun. On Friday, May 27, the UUP Negotiations Team met with representatives from the State’s Office of Employee Relations, Department of Civil Service, Division of the Budget and SUNY to formally begin negotiations.   At this first […]

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Statement from UUP President Frederick E. Kowal on Racist Attack in Buffalo

Dear Colleagues, Please find a statement from me and my fellow UUP officers in response to the racist terrorist attack in Buffalo here. In solidarity, Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D.PresidentUnited University Professions

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Use and Reimbursement of Sick Time Due To COVID Positive Test

Dear Colleagues, Last September, the Chapter shared with you the original MOU between UUP and SUNY regarding Mandatory COVID 19 Testing of Employees. This MOU was later extended to August 31, 2022 (attached). Recently there have been questions regarding the reimbursement of sick time due to a COVID positive test, in reference to item #11 […]

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Enhanced Member Benefits

Dear Colleagues: The UUP Benefit Trust Fund is ringing in the new year with a new enhanced active member life insurance benefit!  This life insurance is effective January 1,2022. MetLife is now the carrier of our life insurance benefit, which has been increased to $10,000 for active members and remains at $1,000 for retirees.  Along […]

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SUNY Telecommuting Policy Extension

Dear Colleagues, An agreement has been reached with SUNY to extend the SUNY-wide Telecommuting Policy through June 30, 2022.     System Administration has now notified all campuses of the extension. In Solidarity, Ken KernChapter PresidentUUP Buffalo Center SUNY-wide Telecommuting Policy