June 20, 2019

2016-2022 agreement between New York State and United University Professions

Contract questions can be sent to UUP at contract@uupmail.org

UUP members overwhemingly ratified a new six-year contract with the state on Sept. 5, 2018. Nearly 98 percent of members who voted cast ballots for the contract, which provides 2 percent raises each year of the pact, retroactive to July 2016.


June 20, 2019: New Contract Provisions Take Effect July 1, 2019
This guide outlines the new contract provisions that will take effect for eligible employees starting July 1, 2019. The provisions include salary increases, a boost in on-call pay rates, and the ability to choose compensation over comp time when working on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's.
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New Contract: Fast Facts

May 10, 2019: Family Leave and Work-Life Services Guide

This guide outlines options to address family leave needs and identifies programs and services that can assist professionals and academics as they attempt to balance work and family life. Our goal is to bring together “everything you need to know” to explore possibilities and identify services available to you as a UUP member
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March 29, 2019: Flex Spending Accounts

The document explains how the Flex Spending Account works. This negotiated benefit offers four programs - the Health Care Spending Account (HCSAccount), the Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAAccount), the Adoption Advantage Account and NYS-Ride - that allow you to pay for your health care, dependent care, adoption expenses and transportation costs with pre-tax dollars.
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Jan. 30, 2019: 2016-2022 State/UUP Agreement: Programs to Assist Members with Education, Professional Development and Training

The document explains a number of UUP-negotiated programs for members, including those through the NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees.
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Jan. 16, 2019: 2016-2022 State/UUP Agreement: Part-Time Employees

The following provides highlights of UUP-negotiated benefits and other provisions available to part-time employees— academics and professionals whose work obligation is less than 100 percent Full Time Equivalent (FTE).
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UUP Benefit Trust Fund Scholarship Program

CLICK HERE to download the UUP Benefit Trust Fund Scholarship Program form for NYSHIP-eligible UUP-represented employees

CLICK HERE to download the UUP Benefit Trust Fund Scholarship Program form for non-NYSHIP-eligible UUP-represented employees

The UUP Benefit Trust Fund Scholarship Program will be available for the Fall 2018 semester through the Spring 2022 semester for undergraduate students.

The Scholarship Program is available for dependents of NYSHIP-eligible and non-NYSHIP-eligible UUP-represented employees. For Fall 2018, the scholarship award is $500 per semester to be used for fees, books, supplies or room and board (this award cannot be used for tuition).

A maximum of one scholarship per dependent child will be awarded each semester even if both parents are UUP represented employees and a total maximum of eight scholarships can be awarded per dependent child. The scholarship checks will be issued in the UUP represented employee’s name. The scholarship application must be postmarked by 60 days after the end of the semester for which the dependent is applying.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, please call the UUP Benefit Trust Fund at 800-887-3863.

Oct. 11, 2018: 2016-2022 State/UUP Agreement: Compensation

This fact sheet provides detailed information on payment dates for salary increases, retroactive cash payments, lump-sum payments and Discretionary Salary Awards, through Dec. 26, 2018. It also includes details on future compensation from 2019 through 2022.
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Oct. 2, 2018: Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave Program

This negotiated benefit is available for the 2019 spring semester. The Drescher program enhances employment opportunities for people preparing for permanent or continuing appointment.
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Sept. 17, 2018: UUP Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAAcount): New Employer Contribution

UUP's new contract includes an employer contribution to DCAAcounts for UUP-represented employees enrolled as DCAAcount participants for the 2018 plan year.
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Sept. 17. 2018: UUP Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP)

UUP's new contract significantly expands participation options and credit amounts for each coming year. PEP allows eligible UUP-represented employees to exchange previously accrued vacation for a cash credit to be applied toward the employee share of NYSHIP premiums on a biweekly basis. Full-time and part-time employees who accrue vacation leave may participate in the program.
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New Contract: Contract highlights

Links to downloadable .pdf versions of the tentative contract and a Contract Highlights page are below:

CLICK HERE to view the State University Professional Services Negotiating Unit Tentative Agreement

CLICK HERE to read the 2016-2022 State/UUP Tentative Agreement – Contract Highlights


CLICK HERE to read UUP's media release about the contract ratification.
CLICK HERE to read a UUP web story on the contract ratification.

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