April 2015 Labor Management Meeting

L.M. Agenda 04/23/2015

Labor Management Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday April 23, 2015

Location: Raymond Hall, 7th floor boardroom

Time: 11:00am

Members of our chapter Executive Committee will be attending.  We look forward to your input and attendance for this meeting.

We propose the following items for discussion:


  • Safety Issues in the PAC – Members want to know what progress has been made on the safety issues identified in Dr. Davidson’s risk assessment.
  • State Budget –
  • Non Renewals – Our members being told about vacant position at the college that they qualify for and encouraged to apply.
  • On Call – There is a posting for a staff assistant online with on-call mandatory responsibility.
  • Department By-Laws  – The chapter requests and agreement that any element which is contrary to the agreement, labor laws, or SUNY Potsdam policies be unenforceable at any and all levels.
  • Administrative Priorities for the 2015-2016 academic year


Labor Management Meeting

Date: Thursday April 23, 2015

Location: Raymond Hall, 7th floor boardroom

Time: 11:00am


  • John Cote, Acting President UUP
  • David Kistler, Secretary UUP
  • Kathy Briggs, LRS
  • Melissa Proulx, HR SUNY Potsdam
  • Mary Dolan, HR SUNY Potsdam

Items for Discussion:

1) Safety Issues in the PAC

  • Inspection by Homeland Security on 3/10/15 showed no violations.
  • Dr. Davidson’s risk assessment has been provided.
  • The question presented is what is the leadership to look like in taking responsibility for problems?   This has been tabled until the September.

2) State Budget

  • There was a slight increase in overall funding of 1.2% from the 2013/2014 academic year to the 2014/2015 academic year.
  • Contractual increases were $1.3 million, state allocations was $.2 million, leaving a deficit of $1.1 million in addition to the existing deficit.
  • There was a $.4 million expense increase.
  • Tuition revenue was $1 million less than anticipated.

3) Non Renewals

  • These are done on a case by case basis.
  • Any non-renewed person is eligible to apply for any position they are qualified for.

4) On Call

  • A concern was expressed with the terminology. Mary Dolan has agreed to change the term.
  • Pay is $4,000 for a summer appointment plus free housing.
  • There is no on call pay by itself.

5) Department By-Laws

  • There is a plan in process to address the by-law conflicts.
  • First priority will be medical leave and the second priority will be discipline.

6) Administrative priorities for the 2015-2016 academic year

  • The budget is the first priority.

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