Resources for Contingent Employees

This page provides resources for full-time and part-time contingent employees.

For additional information contact Jamie Dangler, UUP Vice President for Academics, at or by calling 1-800-342-4206.

Service Awards for Contingent Employees in the UUP/NYS Contract

Service Awards for Full-Time Contingent Employees, effective July 2, 2011, and continuing.

A one-time $500 payment will be added to basic annual salary at:

  • Second five-year term appointment for Appendix A professionals; and
  • Upon completion of seven years in Appendix C Fundraising, Lecturer, and Appendix B-4 Division III athletic titles.

$500 not-on-base Service Award for Part Time employees - every 8 years of service

Discretionary Salary Awards: In 2015 and 2016, a specific portion of the DSA pool must be allocated to part time employees.


Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Fact Sheet for Contingent Faculty - July 2017


Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 5-17

2010 Report of the Task Force on Contingent Employees: Executive Summary

2010 Report of the Task Force on Contingent Employees: Full Report

2016 AFT Resolution: Legislative Initiative to Rectify Unfair and Detrimental Employment Practices in Higher Education

Part-time/Full-time Contingent Employees: Know Your Contract Rights and Benefits

UUP Position Statement on Contingent Employment

UUP Fact Sheet for Part-Time Employees

2011-16 Contract Fast Facts for Part Time Employees

Guide for Academics at SUNY

NYS-UUP Joint Labor/Management Grants
Full-time and part-time employees are eligible; Individual Development Awards (15 percent of total funds are earmarked for part time employees).

American Federation of Teachers: Resolutions on contingent labor

Ending the Exploitation of and the Reliance on a Contingent Academic Labor System in Higher Education

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Eligibility for Part-Time Faculty

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