On December 18, 2020, the United Faculty of Florida at UCF and the UCF Board of Trustees reached tentative agreement on Article 23: Salaries. Faculty will now vote whether to ratify this tentative agreement. The entire Bargaining Unit is eligible to vote, whether a member of the union or not. Again, this vote is open to all 1,652 faculty in the bargaining unit, regardless of whether you are a dues-paying member. This ratification vote will be mail-in only.

Instructions for voting are as follows:

  1. Mark your ballot (reverse side). Your vote is anonymous. Do not put your name on the
  2. Fold your ballot into the blank blue envelope and seal it. Do not write your name on this envelope.
  3. Put the sealed blue envelope into the self-addressed stamped envelope. Properly add your addresses as the return address to the self-addressed envelope. Write your name on the back of the outer envelope and also sign it along the seal on the back. This will be used to verify your eligibility to vote, so please print your name legibly. The self-addressed stamped envelope as this address on it which will come to us for counting:

UFF-UCF Elections Committee Chair
PO Box 622645
Oviedo, FL 32762-2645

  1. Ballots must be received by Monday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m.

If a majority vote “yes,” the article will be adopted immediately upon ratification by UCF’s Board of Trustees.

If a majority vote “no,” bargaining teams for both sides will return to the bargaining table and continue negotiating.

Ballots will be mailed to your home address on January 6. Please verify that your home address is accurate in MyUCF. If you moved recently, please email me your correct address and update your address in MyUCF. Dr. Nina Orlovskaya, the Elections Committee Chair, will open the PO Box to collect envelopes at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27 at the Oviedo Post Office, 83 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765. The ballots will be counted on the same day at the Holiday Inn, Sapphire Ballroom 1724 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. All faculty (including both dues-paying members and non-members) or representatives thereof are welcome to attend and observe the process. We will follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19, so plan to wear a face mask and observe physical distancing during ballot counting.

Improperly submitted ballots will be reviewed by the Elections Committee Chair, and each will receive a written explanation as to whether it was counted, not counted, or not counted with contingency.

Preface: Since April 2020, the UFF-UCF have been negotiating Article 23 Salaries on your behalf. UFF has fought for wage increases, additional excellence awards for research, and for clarification regarding administrative salary stipends. Our salary proposals are available online at our website uffucf.org. The audio and Zoom recordings are available at collective collectivebargaining.ucf.edu, or you may request them from the administration, cpiper@ucf.edu.

This BOT team’s proposal is the first one that has any monetary compensation, a one-time payment of $1,200. Below is a summary and rationale for the ratification of Article 23 Salaries.

Article 23 – Salaries

Summary: 23.3(b) Provides for a $1,200 one-time payment to be distributed 1/29/2021 to Bargaining Unit Members employed since 6/20/2020 and who earn Satisfactory or above on their 2019-2020 annual evaluation. No permanent salary increase is included and only one Research Excellence university award will continue to be available.Rationale: Ratifying this agreement will conclude salary negotiations for 2019-2020, and offer some financial compensation to all members of the Bargaining Unit during a time of economic contraction owed to a global pandemic.