Oct. 11, 2018

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Updates on benefits in new UUP contract

uupdate 10-11-18

Many benefits were negotiated by UUP for members in the union's new six-year agreement with the state.

Please contact UUP's Membership Information Line at 518-640-6678 with questions.

UUP will provide further information on these and other benefits as soon as they become available. Thank you for your patience.

Individual Development Award (IDA) Program:
      • Funding will be available for retroactive IDAs for professional development expenses incurred from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
      • Campus allocations and timeframes for the retroactive program and the current year program (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) will be announced soon.
      • Additional information about the IDA program can be found at

UUP will soon be announcing details about two new programs, listed below:

Dependent Scholarship Program
      • For children of UUP-represented employees who are enrolled at SUNY state-operated campuses.
      • The UUP Benefit Trust Fund will announce details of the program soon.

Family Leave
      • UUP is working with SUNY and the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations to finalize UUP-specific guidelines for use of New York State Paid Family Leave, which will provide partially-paid leave for up to 10 weeks per year beginning January 1, 2019.
      • UUP will also provide information about ways the new PFL benefit and other provisions for family leave (use of accruals, unpaid leave, etc.) can be used successively to supplement one another.

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