UUP Negotiations

Nov. 2, 2018

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

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

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

New Contract: Fast Facts

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 both 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.

The scholarship form outlines the specific criteria that needs to be met to qualify for the scholarship. There are two different forms – one for NYSHIP-eligible employees and one for non-NYSHIP-eligible employees. Non-NYSHIP-eligible employees will need to provide documentation verifying that they are the parent of the student.

A maximum of one scholarship per dependent child will be awarded each semester, even if both parents are UUP-represented employees. Each dependent child is eligible for a maximum of eight scholarships. The scholarship checks will be issued in the UUP-represented employee’s name.

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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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

UUP will provide chapters with information as soon as possible about implementation of contract items such as:

      • Pay dates for salary provisions and discussion plans for salary compression adjustments negotiated in the contract;
      • Information about Joint Labor-Management funding; and
      • Information abou the dependent scholarship program.


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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