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2022 UPDATES 

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8-31- 2022 | GAU: New Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2022-2024

7-20-22 | UFF: New UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2021-2024.

4-12-22 | Joint Statement on Tentative Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement 

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The bargaining teams for the University of South Florida and the United Faculty of Florida are pleased to announce that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new 3 year faculty collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

The new CBA:

  • provides pay increases to faculty for three consecutive years beginning with a $2000.00 one-time bonus payable upon full ratification of the CBA, followed by a 3.5% base increase to all faculty with satisfactory evaluations effective August 2022, and then a 2.0% base increase to all faculty with satisfactory evaluations effective August 2023; 
  • ensures base salary increases are cumulative and not contingent;
  • creates a 1% discretionary pool in every year of the contract to fund faculty compensation adjustments for special achievements, market equity, counter offers, and awards; 
  • extends the tuition waiver program to faculty, which allows USF employees to transfer their own unused tuition waivers to their spouses, partners, or dependent children for the purpose of enrolling in eligible undergraduate courses; 
  • supports a clinical practice plan for nursing faculty, a first at USF;
  • strengthens faculty participation in expectations for evaluation;
  • updates the sexual harassment and Title IX provisions;
  • commits to study and address faculty salary equity; and
  • maintains the protections and processes with which the faculty are accustomed.

The parties will finalize the tentative agreement and then present the new CBA to the in-unit faculty and the USF Board of Trustees for a vote on ratification. Both teams strongly recommend the new CBA to their constituents.

2-22-2022: BOT ratified MOU's for AFSCME and PBA

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AFSCME

  1. A 1.5% across the board for all eligible employees on the first day of the first pay period following today's date, which is March 4, 2022
    1. Employee's must have been hired on or before July 1, 2021
    2. Employee's cannot have an open PIP or needs improvement on their last official performance evaluation
  2. A 2% on time bonus for eligible employees meeting COVID-19 criteria
    1. Hired on or before March 13, 2020
    2. Must have increase and/or new job responsibilities directly related to COVID-19. Departments must submit those spreadsheets to class/comp for review/approval
  3. Click here for the updated MOU

PBA

  • A 2% one-time bonus for all eligible police officers. General Counsel will provide a list of eligible employees to HR
  • Click here for the updated MOU

2-3-2022: President Law announced initiatives | President Law announced initiatives to recognize and reward USF employees for their hard work, including a base salary increase to eligible out-of-unit employees, a 2% bonus paid from federal COVID relief funds for employees who had safety, cleaning, or maintenance-related responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and an expanded tuition waiver program. Tentative agreements were reached with AFSCME and PBA for pay increases and the expanded tuition waiver. At the time of this posting, USF remained committed to bargaining in good faith to reach an agreement with UFF.

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Dear USF Community:

On December 7, 2021,  President Law announced initiatives to recognize and reward USF employees for their hard work and dedication with:

  • a 1.5% pool for base salary increases to eligible out-of-unit employees;
  • up to a 2% bonus paid from federal COVID relief funds for employees who had safety, cleaning, or maintenance-related responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • and an expanded tuition waiver program that will allow employees to transfer their own unused tuition waivers to their spouses, partners, or dependent children for the purpose of enrolling in eligible undergraduate courses.

These initiatives allowed USF to be fiscally prudent and still improve pay and benefits for employees. We will continue to develop strategies to balance our finances and to value our employees so we may have the flexibility to do more for our people in the future.

At the time of the announcement, these initiatives were only available to USF’s out of unit employees; that is, employees who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) and who are not represented by a union. This is because by law we cannot make changes to the terms and conditions of work for employees who are represented by a union without first reaching an agreement with their unions. In the same announcement, however, USF commited to bargain in good faith to extend these initiatives to USF employees who are represented by unions.

The university followed through on this commitment and we are pleased to announce tentative agreements with AFSCME and PBA for pay increases and the expanded tuition waiver. AFSCME represents many of USF’s staff employees and PBA represents the University’s Police Department officers. The membership of AFSCME and PBA ratified their tentative agreements, which will next be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.

USF remains committed to bargaining in good faith to reach an agreement with UFF to provide faculty with pay and benefit increases. USF’s current proposal to UFF consists of a three-year agreement that is mostly unchanged from the last full CBA negotiated with the faculty union (e.g. the 2016-2019 faculty CBA). The proposal includes the following wage increases for faculty.

  • In the first year, a 1.5% pool for base salary increases to faculty and a 1% discretionary pool that would be distributed to faculty to make salary adjustments for special achievements, market equity, counter offers, and awards. The base increases from the 1.5% pool would be effective upon full ratification, which could occur as early as March 2022, depending on the speed of the process.
  • In the second year, a contingent 2% pool for base increases to faculty and a 1% discretionary pool that would be distributed to faculty to make salary adjustments for special achievements, market equity, counter offers, and awards. The base increases from the 2.0% pool would be effective in August of 2022.
  • In the third year, a contingent 2% pool for base increases to faculty and a 1% discretionary pool that would be distributed to faculty for salary adjustments for special achievements, market equity, counter offers, and awards. The base increases from the 2% pool would be effective in August of 2023.
  • The expanded tuition waiver program that would allow employees to transfer their own unused tuition waivers to their spouses, partners, or dependent children for the purpose of enrolling in eligible undergraduate courses.

The pay increases in years two and three are contingent on available funding because it would be fiscally irresponsible to ignore our current budget challenges or to fail to plan for uncertainties in the next three years. Contingent salary provisions are not new. The 2016-2019 faculty CBA reached with UFF included contingent salary increases, which USF fully honored even when there was pressure on available funds.

The contingency also applies to the discretionary pool; if USF is unable to fund the 2% base increase in years two or three, it will not fund the 1% discretionary pool for those years either. Instead, the parties will resume bargaining to reach an alternate agreement on salary.

You can review USF’s most recent proposal here. Collective bargaining sessions are always open to the public. Meeting times and locations are posted in advance on this page (see below).

The university will continue to provide regular updates on the status of bargaining. If you have any questions about this message or bargaining in general, please send them to: CBAQuestions@usf.edu


Collective Bargaining Agreements

Questions? Contact CBAQuestions@usf.edu

Helpful Documents About Collective Bargaining


AFSCME
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Collective Bargaining Agreement 2016-2019

AFSCME Meeting Notice - November 15th, 2022

2:00pm  November 15, 2022

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Older AFSCME Notices and Updates

AFSCME MOU February 2022 updated 2-22-22

Click here to view the Memorandum of Understanding.

Summary: 

  • A 1.5% across the board for all eligible employees on the first day of the first pay period following today's date, which is March 4, 2022
    • Employees must have been hired on or before July 1, 2021
    • Employees cannot have an open PIP or needs improvement on their last official performance evaluation
  • A 2% on time bonus for eligible employees meeting COVID-19 criteriaHired on or before March 13, 2020
    • Must have increase and/or new job responsibilities directly related to COVID-19.
    • Departments must submit those spreadsheets to class/comp for review/approval

USF10.203 - Leaves

View the USF10.203 Leaves document.

AFSCME Wage Adjustment and Bonus Effective October 15, 2021

Wage Adjustment
The University will provide a one percent (1%) increase, effective October 15, 2021 (to be included in the paycheck dated November 5, 2021) to the base wages for all eligible employees covered by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) collective bargaining agreement who meet the following criteria:

  • They are active employees on October 15, 2021, the date the base increase becomes effective;
  • They do not have an overall rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their evaluation of record;
  • They do not have an open Performance Improvement Plan.

One-time Bonus
The University will provide a one-time bonus of one percent (1%) of the employee’s base wages for all eligible employees covered by the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement who meet the following criteria:

  • They were employed with the University as of July 1, 2020, and continuously employed in an established position;
  • They do not have an overall rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their evaluation of record;
  • They do not have an open Performance Improvement Plan.
  • Proration. Eligible employees appointed to less than full time will receive a prorated amount based on their FTE.

Non-Eligible Employee Groups 
• All Faculty and Administration employees, 
• Staff out of unit (positions not covered by the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement), 
• Temporary/OPS employees

Funding of Wage Increase 
The increases for eligible employees funded by non-E&G sources (e.g., contracts and grants or auxiliary)are expected to be funded from those sources, provided that such funds are allowable and available in the funding source.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding the wage increase or bonus, please contact the Central Human Resources Office or your campus HR office

 


GAU
Graduate Assistants United
Collective Bargaining Agreement 2022-2024

Older GAU Notices and Updates

Collective bargaining Agreement 2021 - 2022

GAU Meeting Notice - July 13, 2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
2:00 pm EST via Microsoft Teams

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Meeting ID: 259 250 872 857 
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* Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation toparticipate in this meeting is asked to advise Human Resources at least 48 hours before the meeting. To request accommodation, email employee-relations@usf.edu.
  
Open to the Public
 
Public notice of this meeting has been provided pursuant to section 447.605(1) and section 286.11 Florida Statutes.

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GAU Meeting Notice - May 20, 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022
2:00 pm EST via Microsoft Teams

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Open to the Public

*Public notice of this meeting has been provided pursuant to section 447.605(1) and section 286.11 Florida Statutes

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2021 GAU Bonus

Merit Bonus

Effective November 12, 2021 (to be included in the paycheck dated December 3, 2021), the University will provide a bonus pool in the aggregate amount of two percent (2%) of the eligible employees’ current academic year stipend rates, which will be equitably distributed as a one-time lump-sum performance-based bonus to each eligible Graduate Assistants United (GAU) employee in proportion to his/her Fall 2021 FTE. Such bonus payment shall not be added to the base.

As an example, every eligible GAU employee with Fall FTE of .50 will receive the same bonus payment amount, regardless of his or her current hourly rate. An eligible GAU employee with a Fall FTE of 0.25 will receive half the bonus payment of an eligible GAU employee with a 0.50 Fall FTE.

Eligible employees are those who meet the following criteria:
Are employed as Graduate Assistants between the period of March 13, 2020
to June 28, 2021;

  • Are actively employed as Graduate Assistants on the date the bonus is paid;
  • Do not have an overall rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their last evaluation of record;
  • Do not have any active performance improvement plans on record;
  • Are certified by their supervisors as having taken on new or additional duties associated with COVID-19, such as
    • changing the modality of a course to remote or online learning in response to COVID-19;
    • making extra accommodations to help students during COVID-19;
    • restructuring, rescheduling, or otherwise modifying assigned research duties with response to COVID-19;
    • switching from lab work to library research, changing research approaches, or having to work in shifts to reduce the number of personnel in labs during COVID-19;
    • or spending additional time learning or carrying out assigned research duties if other personnel were not available to assist during COVID-19.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding this bonus, please contact the Central Human Resources Office at classcomp@usf.edu or your campus HR office

GAU Meeting Notice 7-30-2021

Collective Bargaining Session Between Designated representatives on behalf of the
University of South Florida (USF) Board of Trustees
and Graduate Assistants United (GAU)

Friday, July 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm EST

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*Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this meeting is asked to advise Human Resources no later than May 5, 2020. To request accommodation, email employee-relations@usf.edu

Open to the Public
Public notice of this meeting has been provided pursuant to section 447.605(1) and section 286.11 Florida Statutes.

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GAU Impact Bargaining MOU - August 25, 2020

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GAU-USF MOU - May 7, 2020

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PBA

West Central Florida Police Benevolent Association
Collective Bargaining Agreement 2020-2023

PBA Meeting Notice - November 17, 2022

10:00 am November 17, 2022

SVC 2070 and virtual option:

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Older PBA Notices and Updates

PBA Meeting Notice - August 26, 2022

Collective Bargaining Session Between Designated representatives on behalf of the 
University of South Florida (USF) Board of Trustees and Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA)

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Open to the Public
Public notice of this meeting has been provided pursuant to section 447.605(1) and section 286.11 Florida Statutes

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PBA MOU February 2022 updated 2-22-22

Click here to view the Memorandum of Understanding

Summary: A 2% one-time bonus for all eligible police officers. General Counsel will provide a list of eligible employees to HR

PBA Meeting Notice - February 10, 2020

Collective Bargaining Session Between Designated representatives on behalf of the 
University of South Florida (USF) Board of Trustees and Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA)

Date: February 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: SVC2070

Open to the Public
Public notice of this meeting has been provided pursuant to section 447.605(1) and section 286.11 Florida Statutes

Official Notice Attached

Notice to Employees September 12, 2019

Petition filed seeking an election to determine whether certain employees desire to be represented by an employee organization for the purpose of collective bargaining. Click here to view notice posted.

 


UFF 

United Faculty of Florida
Collective Bargaining Agreement 2021-2024

Older UFF Notices and Updates

Collective Bargaining Agreement 20216-2019

4-12-2022:  Joint Statement on Tentative Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement 

The bargaining teams for the University of South Florida and the United Faculty of Florida are pleased to announce that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new 3 year faculty collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The new CBA:

  • provides pay increases to faculty for three consecutive years beginning with a $2000.00 one-time bonus payable upon full ratification of the CBA, followed by a 3.5% base increase to all faculty with satisfactory evaluations effective August 2022, and then a 2.0% base increase to all faculty with satisfactory evaluations effective August 2023; 
  • ensures base salary increases are cumulative and not contingent;
  • creates a 1% discretionary pool in every year of the contract to fund faculty compensation adjustments for special achievements, market equity, counter offers, and awards; 
  • extends the tuition waiver program to faculty, which allows USF employees to transfer their own unused tuition waivers to their spouses, partners, or dependent children for the purpose of enrolling in eligible undergraduate courses; 
  • supports a clinical practice plan for nursing faculty, a first at USF;
  • strengthens faculty participation in expectations for evaluation;
  • updates the sexual harassment and Title IX provisions;
  • commits to study and address faculty salary equity; and
  • maintains the protections and processes with which the faculty are accustomed


The parties will finalize the tentative agreement and then present the new CBA to the in-unit faculty and the USF Board of Trustees for a vote on ratification. Both teams strongly recommend the new CBA to their constituents.

UFF Meeting Notice 3-25-2022

USF/UFF Bargaining Session

Friday, March 25, 2022
1:00 pm EST
Patel Building, 1st Floor
CGS 140

For those who cannot attend in person, please join via Teams at:

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UFF Meeting Notice 12-17-21 

5-15-2020: UFF Impact Bargaining MOU

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9-19-2019: MOU Concerning 1.5% Merit Bonus

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SEIU
Service Employees International Union
SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement 2020-2023

SEIU Meeting Notice - November 18, 2022

Meeting will be held in HR Training Room SVC 2070/ Also available on Teams. November 18th @ 2pm.

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Older SEIU Notices and Updates

SEIU Meeting Notice - September 9, 2022

Friday, September 9, 2022

2:00 pm

location: SVC 2070

Online option: 

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*Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this meeting is asked to advise Human Resources at least 48 hours before the meeting. To request accommodation, email employee-relations@usf.edu

Open to the Public
Public notice of this meeting has been provided pursuant to section 447.605(1) and section 286.11 Florida Statutes.

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SEIU Meeting Notice - May 13, 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022
2:00 pm via Microsoft Teams

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Open to the Public
Public notice of this meeting has been provided pursuant to section 447.605(1) and section 286.11 Florida Statutes.

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SEIU Meeting Notice - May 18, 2020

Collective Bargaining Session Between Designated representatives on behalf of the 
University of South Florida (USF) Board of Trustees and Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Date: May 18, 2020 
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Access via: DIAL 813-694-2079
Participant Security Code is 828 643 356#

Open to the Public
*Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this meeting is asked to advise Human Resources at least 48 hours before the meeting. To request accommodation, email employee-relations@usf.edu.

Public notice of this meeting has been provided pursuant to section 447.605(1) and section 286.11 Florida Statutes

Official Notice Attached