Updates on HB-7

Updates on HB-7

For those of you concerned about the recent legislation surrounding HB 7 there has been some movement by the Board of Governors. They have released a draft policy which includes how public universities are supposed to enforce the provisions of HB 7 along with consequences for individual public universities which are found to be in violation of enforcing the measures of HB 7.

The Board of Governors will be meeting at UCF on June 29-30 and will vote on this draft policy at that meeting.  You can go here if you want to watch that meeting on Zoom, I am not sure about in person access to the meeting.

There is currently a federal lawsuit challenging this case with important rulings coming in the next week or so about how this case moves forward.

UFF will disseminate guidance on these policies and measures soon. When that happens I will send that out to everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

In solidarity,

Robert Cassanello,
UFF-UCF, President

UFF-UCF Election Results-2022

UFF-UCF Election Results-2022

Greetings all, the Election Committee has verified the results of our Chapter Election. Those who were elected to office appear below. The date they will assume office will be September 1, 2022. Please join me in welcoming our incoming 2022-2024 Chapter Leadership.

 

Officers

 

Officers

Robert Cassanello President
Daniel Eadens Vice-President
Michael Armato Secretary
Jonathan Beever Treasurer

 

Senators

1 Robert Cassanello Senator
2 Daniel Eadens Senator
3 Michael Armato Senator
4 Jonathan Beever Senator
5 John Raible Senator
6 Shelley Park Senator
7 Lee Ross Senator
8 Nick Shrubsole Senator
9 Sandy Avila Senator
10 Leandra-Preston-Slider Senator
11 Nicky Gauthier Senator
12 Mason Cash Senator
13 Beatriz Mireya Reyes-Foster Senator
14 Latarsha Chisholm Senator
15 Stephanie Wheeler Senator
16 Terri Fine Senator
17 Yovanna Pineda Senator
18 Nichole Stack Senator
19 Jennifer Sandoval Senator
20 Richard Harrison Senator
21 Eladio Scharron Senator

 

Alternate Senators

1 Michelle Dusseau Alternate Senator
2 Talat Rahman Alternate Senator
3 Claudia Schippert Alternate Senator
4 Farrah Cato Alternate Senator
5 Kevin Coffey Alternate Senator
6 Charlotte Trinquet du Lys Alternate Senator
7 Sara Duff Alternate Senator
8 Tina Calandrino Alternate Senator
9 Irene Pons Alternate Senator
10 Mary Tripp Alternate Senator

 

FEA Delegates

1 David Young FEA Delegate

 

Alternate FEA Delegates

1 Stephanie Wheeler Alternate FEA Delegate

 

UFF-UCF Election Results-2022

One-Time Payment Discrepancy Resolution

This is an update on the one-time payment discrepancies. For those who are on a summer contract you will know that UCF did not calculate the one time payment correctly so what you received was less than what was featured on the chart. UCF is aware of this error by payroll, the people calculating the amount of the payment did so based only on your summer contract not your regular contract for the academic year. As such many of your summer contracts are not at 1.0 FTE and so the amount disbursed was less than that featured on the chart.

I met with UCF to let me know their solution to this problem. UCF payroll will distribute a check on June 10 for those who were impacted by this error. This will be a check to make up for the missing amount on your June 3 check.

By June 10 you should be able to calculate both amounts to determine whether you received what you expected based on the salary chart from the MOU.

If on June 10 this has not been resolved for you please email me ASAP so I can address this for you before June 30th.

In Solidarity,

Robert Cassanello,
UFF-UCF, President

UFF-UCF Election Results-2022

One-Time Payment Discrepancy

This email comes as a notice that many of you have reported a One Time Payment Discrepancy on their forthcoming June 3 paycheck between how large a one time payment you were entitled to and what appears currently on your June 3 pay stub in MyUCF.

At the moment it appears to impact 9-month employees not 12-month employees. The discrepancy does not appear universal. We believe it is only impacting 9 month employees on a summer contract.

I have already contacted UCF for an explanation and they looked into this. They told me they learned there was an error in calculating people’s FTEs who were on summer contracts. I am told this will be addressed this week. When I get details from UCF I will let you all know when to expect the rest of your payment.

I know this may be stressful, but we are working to be sure everyone is paid as they are expected.

In Solidarity,

Robert Cassanello,
UFF-UCF, President

UFF-UCF Election Results-2022

Chapter Elections Update

We tallied the final ballots from the Chapter Election on Saturday, May 14. We are not ready to announce the full list of winners just yet because of the number of write in candidates. Everyone whose name was printed on the ballot was elected. At the moment we are sorting out the people who appear as write in candidates to confirm their interest in serving and possibly hosting a runoff election to resolve any tie votes. We won’t know all the details until about two weeks, expect an update at that point.

In solidarity,

Robert Cassanello
UFF-UCF, President

UFF-UCF Update

UFF-UCF Update

Change in W-2 and Pay Stub Access

As many of you might have already heard UCF is switching to a new online Human Resources Management System called “Workday.” What we want to point out is that starting June 30, you will no longer have access to historic payroll information like past W-2 or payroll stubs from your direct deposit. The system will build new information starting July 1. If you plan on trying to get a loan, consolidate loans, purchase a new house or car consider downloading this information now and archiving it on your personal computer. We are told in future you will have to request these items, it might be better to keep your own personal financial archive of this material. You can see this announcement here Knights Vision and Pay Stubs and Compensation Records look under the heading “PeopleSoft Employee Self Service Deadlines.”

Chapter Presidential Address

Many of you made my recent Presidential Address at the end of April. If you missed it you can listen to it with the Q & A from the address at the end at this link.

Many Thanks

I want to personally thank everyone who supported the union and the bargaining team by showing up to the bargaining sessions to show your support for our efforts. Also I was overwhelmed by the turnout at our Union Happy Hour at the end of the semester. We anticipated 35 people and over 60 people showed up to say hello and have food and drinks with colleagues and friends.

Please have a safe and happy summer, for those of you who are around please feel free to reach out to us if you have anything on your mind. The union is open for business 12 months not 9.

In solidarity,

Robert Cassanello,
UFF-UCF, President