Bargaining Update

Dear Colleague –
Representatives of the BOT and UFF-FAU met on May 21, 2018 to begin bargaining salaries as set forth in Article 23.

The BOT offer proposed for FAU In-Unit faculty:

Annual Recurring Performance Funding (Merit) Annual One-Time Top 3 Performance Funding Total
FY 18-19 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
FY 19-20 1.0% 1.5% 2.5%
FY 20-21 1.0% 2.0% 3.0%
3.0% 4.5% 7.50%

The Annual One-Time Top 3 bonus money proposed for In-Unit faculty will be awarded only if FAU is ranked in the top three Florida public universities included in the Board of Governors’ metrics.

The BOT offer proposed for FAUS faculty:

Merit Increase for Annual Faculty on the Performance Salary Schedule
Overall Performance Rating 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Highly Effective 1% 1% 1%
Effective .5% .5% .5%
Needs Improvement Not eligible for increase Not eligible for increase Not eligible for increase
Unsatisfactory Not eligible for increase Not eligible for increase Not eligible for increase

 

Merit Increase for Permanent Faculty on the Grandfathered Salary Schedule
Overall Performance Rating 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Highly Effective 1% – $1 1% – $1 1% – $1
Effective .5% .5% .5%
Needs Improvement Not eligible for increase Not eligible for increase Not eligible for increase
Unsatisfactory Not eligible for increase Not eligible for increase Not eligible for increase

The UFF-FAU bargaining team was surprised at the inclusion of metrics as criterion for a bonus. We reject the BOT proposal for many reasons, including the fact that metrics can, and do, change over time. Metrics create a complicated, arbitrary rating system over which faculty has no control, and they have no place determining salary increases.

(For more information on metrics, please read the handouts on the Board of Governors’ website:http://www.flbog.edu/board/office/budget/performance_funding.php
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UFF-FAU will present our counter offer at the next bargaining session on Weds, May 30, 2018, at 1p.m. in AD 351. Faculty members are welcome to attend.

In solidarity,
Kathleen Moorhead
Meredith Mountford
Debra Vance Noelk
Deandre Poole
Robert Zoeller