The end of the fiscal year is approaching and we are all anxiously awaiting the funding of our contract!!
The Negotiating Committee met with University Presidents Office in Auburn on Friday. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify our position regarding implementation of the 37 1/2 hour work week.
We took the opportunity to ask about funding.
We were assured that as soon as the Legislature finishes with the State Budget the funds for our raises will be appropriated. Once our contracts get to the floor of the House and Senate the process is usually very quick.
As soon as the funding is appropriated I'll send out another message.
37.5 Work Week
Humans Resources hopes to have the conversion to the 37.5 hour week on the payroll system by the first pay period of the new fiscal year.
Expected Changes on your July 2006 payroll statements :
We were successful in clarifying our position on the implementation of the 37 .5 hour work week. Both parties agreed that in this contract we negotiated a work week of 37.5 hours not a work day. We never agreed to a mandatory unpaid lunch hour.
An more detailed explanation of the 37.5 hour workweek, summary of the contract highlights, major changes and the economic package has been prepared for your review.
To view the new successor agreement and/or the summary go to our web site at http://www.umass.edu/psumta
Enjoy the summer,
Kathy A. Rhines, Acting Chapter President