Benefits General Webinar

UUP Member Service Trust Virtual Benefits Webinar Series

On behalf of Doreen Bango, UUP Fund Administrator, we would like to announce that we will be holding webinars that highlight the different vendors that are part of the UUP Member Services Trust voluntary benefits program.

We would like to invite you to attend a UUP Member Benefits Trust Virtual Webinar.  These webinars will last between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Please note that these UUP Member Services Trust voluntary benefits are only available to UUP Members.

Visit to view the Vendor that is presenting and to register for a webinar calendar of events.

Please email Lisa McNeil, Member Services Trust Administrative Assistant at for any questions.

General Webinar

Workplace Civility Workshop

Date: April 26, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How: Virtually via Zoom
Application Deadline: April 20
Offered by: New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees (NYS/UUP JLMC)

Workshop Description

In this one-day workshop participants will acquire knowledge and awareness of the benefits of a positive, respectful workplace environment. Participants will, through a combination of facilitator presentation, small group discussion, and interactive exercises, acquire an understanding of how to contribute to a respectful, collegial, positive workplace and how to co-create the type of workplace that brings out the best in people so that they can flourish in their careers.

Send the completed Workshop Application to

For more information contact NYS/UUP JLMC:

Phone: 518.486.4666
Mail: Agency Building 2, 8th Fl
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223

Advocacy and Action General

Take Action NOW to Support Part Time Members!

Our chapter is organizing for improved conditions for our part time members. A huge amount of teaching at this college is conducted by adjuncts, and we have a large number of faculty and professionals on part time lines.  They are our most vulnerable members. We will be developing demands from the administration that they stop the exploitation of contingent labor, and treat these employees with the respect that they deserve.  Stand up for our fellow UUP members and help make a better workplace for them a reality!

To start, we are demanding that the administration eliminate the use of temporary appointments.  The SUNY Board of Trustees is clear on the appropriateness of its use.  If you do not know, a temp appointment offers no job security at all. Members can be told today is their last day. With a term appointment, a part time member will receive at least a 45-day notice of non-renewal of their contract.  Even that is ridiculously low, so it’s the least the administration can do for a large set of their employees.   Don’t you agree?

We have drafted a petition to present at next month’s LM Meeting.  We need hundreds of signatures—so please sign NOW:

Sign the Petition to End the Use of Temporary Appointments:

Thank you and in solidarity,

Pamela Malone, UUP Empire State College Chapter President


Proposed 2022 Chapter Budget

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Webinar

Global Cultural Diversity & Inclusion: Communicating Effectively in a World of Difference

NYS/UUP JLMC is hosting a Global Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Workshop on Friday, March 25th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm virtually via Zoom. The application deadline is Monday, March 14.

Workshop Description In this survey-level workshop, participants will develop a practical understanding of the complexity of effective communication in organizational settings where they need to work every day with colleagues, students, and other stakeholders who are culturally diverse and come from various international backgrounds and all walks of life. Participants will learn about the differences and similarities in key national cultural systems represented in our increasingly global workplace. They will acquire skills in effective communication including attentive listening, effective messaging, empathy, and ways to identify the meaning and intention of verbal and non-verbal communication with the purpose of creating a meaningful sense of inclusion in the workplace. The participants will engage in several interactive critical incident analysis sessions in which they can explore and evaluate their own communication styles and take appropriate action for a meaningful intervention. They will also work on an action plan for ongoing refinement of their global communication skills and for sustaining an inclusive productive relationship with key stakeholders.

Send the completed Workshop Application to


Individual Development Award Program Application

Below you will find a link for the Individual Development Award Program.

March 14, 2022, is the due date for all applications for activities taking place between  January 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.

It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment and equal access to all programs and services without discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender.