Memorandum of Understanding: Vote Required

Revised 10 September 2012 with additional voting times and locations.

The United Faculty of Florida-University of Florida (UFF-UF) and the University of Florida Board of Trustees (UFBOT) have agreed to the following Memorandum of Understanding on paying out this year’s Salary Plan for Professors (SPP) and administrative discretionary funds.

In order for this Memorandum to take effect, both parties must ratify by vote.

UFF-UF will hold its voting on this Memorandum by secret ballot at the following times and places:UFF-UF will hold its voting on this Memorandum by secret ballot at the following times and places in Gainesville, FL:

  1. Wednesday and Thursday, 12 & 13 September 2012, 11—2pm at the Library West Breezeway, University of Florida.
  2. Wednesday, 12 September 2012, noon—1:30pm at the New Faculty Orientation Luncheon, Matthews Suite, Reitz Union, University of Florida.
  3. Thursday, 13 September 2012, noon—1:30pm, UFF-UF Office, 308 Yon Hall, University of Florida.
  4. Thursday, 13 September 2012, 7:45—8:45am and 2:45—3:45pm, Library of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, 1080 Southwest 11th Street.

All members of the Bargaining Unit are eligible to vote.

— John Leavey, UFF-UF Chief Negotiator

Memorandum of Understanding

UFF and UFBOT are engaged in bargaining for a new multi-year collective bargaining agreement. In order to facilitate productive discussions on contractual provisions, the parties agree to:

(1) Amend Article 27.3 of the 2010-2013 CBA to permit distribution of SPP raises from 2011-12 in summer 2012.

27.3 Promotion and Salary Plan for Professors Increases.

          (a) Promotions made to the rank of Associate Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Curator, Senior Lecturer, Associate in ________, Associate Scholar, Associate Scientist, Associate Engineer, Associate University Librarian, Professor, Clinical Professor, Curator, Master Lecturer, Senior Associate in ________, Scholar, Scientist, Engineer, or University Librarian shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article 20, Promotions. Promoted faculty shall receive a promotion salary increase of nine percent (9.0%) of their base salary.

          (b) Salary increases determined through the Salary Plan for Professors (SPP) for 2011-12 and paid in 2012 shall be granted in the amount equal to nine percent (9.0%) of the faculty member’s previous year’s base salary.

          (c) Twelve (12)-month faculty members shall receive the promotion or SPP salary increase effective July 1, 2012, ten (10)-month faculty shall receive the promotion or SPP salary increase effective August 12, 2012, and nine (9)-month faculty members shall receive the promotion or SPP increase effective August 16, 2012.


(2) Amend Article 27.5 of the 2010-2013 CBA to permit distribution of Administrative Discretionary Salary Adjustments Through July 1, 2013.

27.5 Administrative Discretionary Salary Adjustments. Subject to any qualifying provisions specified below, the Trustees may in appropriate circumstances adjust the salary of a bargaining unit member for merit, market equity adjustments, verified counteroffers, salary compression/inversion, increased duties and responsibilities, special achievements, and similar special circumstances. All salary increases under this section shall become effective no later than July 1, 2013.

          (a) The parties agree that the total funds for such salary adjustments shall be not more than three-fourths of one percent (0.75%) of the total base salary rate of members of the bargaining unit as of August 30, 2012.

          (b) Salary Increases for Increased Duties and Responsibilities. In addition to any other salary increases for which they qualify and in addition to any other mutually agreed-to accommodations, faculty members in the bargaining unit who are officially assigned increased administrative duties and responsibilities, such as department chairs, center directors, program directors, heads of equivalent administrative units, or department graduate or undergraduate coordinators, shall be eligible for salary increases on the same basis as all other faculty members, except that, in addition to the other salary increases for which they qualify, they may receive a discretionary salary increase or supplement for the length of their administrative appointment.

          (c) Report of Discretionary Salary Adjustments. On July 30 of each year the Trustees shall provide the UFF with an electronic copy of the total list of salary increases under Section 27.5 that the Trustees have implemented to that point during the previous fiscal year ending June 30th. These lists shall provide the name, rank, and department of the faculty member, the amount of the increase, and the reason for the increase.

John Leavey                       8/22/2012 [date]      John Leavey, Chief Negotiator, UFF
William Connellan            8/22/2012 [date]      William Connellan, Chief Negotiator, UF

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