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If you are still an “agency fee payer” (meaning you pay 1% of you base salary but have not signed a UUP membership card), you can still become a UUP member. There is no additional cost. It’s easy. You can join right now just click on Join UUP
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Update to Retirement Plan Investment Providers
On January 24, 2017, the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees voted to terminate MetLife as an approved carrier for both the SUNY Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and SUNY’s 403(b) Program. MetLife will no longer be an approved SUNY retirement vendor beginning May 1, 2017. For more information CLICK HERE
 
 
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UUP DELEGATE ASSEMBLY Update

At the Fall 2016 Delegate Assembly, a constitutional amendment was passed by the body that requires all chapters to have an elected OFFICER for RETIREES by JUNE 1, 2017. The new Officer for Retirees can be an Active or Retired Member. This new officer position will be on each chapter ballot To see photos of your delegates at work CLICK HERE

The Winter 2017 Delegate Assembly met January 28-30, 2017 in Saratoga Springs NY.
NYS Comptroller, Thomas diNapoli, addressed the delegates at the assembly and acknowledged UUPers as front-line leaders on our campuses. His belief is that the NYS legislature “will be very open” to UUP’s advocacy this year, and encouraged our members to advocate with optimism and certainty. For more information CLICK HERE

NYS Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, addressed the delegates at the assembly and acknowledged UUPers as front-line leaders on our campuses. His belief is that the NYS legislature “will be very open” to UUP’s advocacy this year, and encouraged our members to advocate with optimism and certainty.
 
 
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Chapter Awards

The Lou Cammarosano Award was presented to the Stony Brook HSC Chapter of UUP by NYSUT in recognition of the chapter’s outstanding Improvement and Leadership during the calendar year. Only one other UUP Chapter, Upstate Medical Center, received this award this year. A plaque was presented which is displayed proudly in our chapter office.
For the 16th year, the SB HSC Chapter of UUP was awarded the  Abel Blattman Award by NYSUT  for the chapter’s sustained contributions to VOTE/COPE and their commitment to political advocacy.
 
 
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is a new student teacher performance assessment that is impacting our students, colleagues, and teacher preparation programs across SUNY and the state.   To learn more about edTPA CLICK HERE
 
 
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Are you aware of UUP/NYS Joint Labor Management Grants (JLM)?
Money is available to support your work. To find out about these opportunities CLICK HERE and HERE
 
 
SUNYFACT
On April 7, 2017 SUNY’s Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and technology (FACT2) will hold a symposium in Albany to explore the role virtual labs may play in on-campus and online education at SUNY institutions. UUP is interested in your comments, feedback, and possibly your attendance at this conference. For more Information CLICK HERE
 
 

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Did you know that back issues of the VOICE and the ECHO are available online at CLICK HERE