The attached four-page handout has been updated to include additional eligibility information under Article 39: Health Insurance (on page 3). It is clearly marked as Updated September 2019.
All UUP represented employees are required to complete the Waiver of Holiday Pay Form by August 15, 2019.
If you are required to work during your regular working hours on any day observed by the State as a holiday, you will be given the option to receive payment of money as compensation. In 2019 this covers Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
After the July 1 to August 15, 2019 option period, an employee shall have the opportunity to ﬁle a waiver if the employee has not already done so, or revoke their previous waiver, by notifying the appropriate campus payroll oﬃce in writing between April 1 and May 15 in each year of the Agreement thereafter.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Payroll Services at (315) 464-4840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UUP’s 2016-22 contract with NYS contains new family leave provisions, providing members with many options for fully paid, partially paid, and unpaid leave for family care. It covers leave for birth, adoption, foster care placement, sickrelative care (including elders), the death of family members, and assisting family members on active military duty.
The Guide also includes information about the following:•UUP’s newly negotiated “tenure” clock stop provisions for Professionals and Academics following birth, adoption, or foster care placement;•NYS Work-Life Services programs negotiated by UUP;•Possibilities for flexible work arrangements;•Support services and member benefits programs provided by UUP and our affiliates (New York State United Teachers, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association).
UUP has begun conducting Family Leave Workshops at our chapters and will continue to work with chapter leaders to provide information and assistance to our members across the state.
Fred Kowal, UUP Statewide President
The results of the 2019 Upstate Chapter Election can be found here.
Your elected officers for the 2019-2021 term:
- President & Delegate: Richard Veenstra
- Vice President for Academics & Delegate: Steve Grassl (appointed)
- Vice President for Professionals & Delegate: Mindy Heath
- Secretary: Debra Tafel
- Treasurer: Deb Benware
- Officer For Contingents: Joyce Freeman
- Officer for Retirees: Carol Braund
Click here to read the latest chapter newsletter in PDF format. (April 2019)