UA is moving forward to seek approval of a furlough policy by the Board of Regents in September. The president and Chief HR Officer asked Staff Alliance for names of volunteers who would like to work with the CHRO and General Counsel to identify help shape the regulations attached to the policy.
I want to thank everyone who has already taken the time to provide feedback through our blog (https://uastaffalliance.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/feedback-requested-on-draft-furlough-policy/) or through e-mail. I want to extend the invitation to participate in the process further by volunteering for this committee or providing additional input on the language of the proposed policy.
Staff Alliance will be meeting on Thursday morning, Aug. 28, to approve our final response to the policy proposal prior to the September Regents meeting. While most details will be developed in regulations, the overall power and control is in policy. Please provide any further feedback on the proposed policy language by August 27.
I understand that the beginning of the school year is a busy time, but we would like the committee to meet to discuss potential regulations prior to the September BOR meeting, so that an introduction of what may or may not be included in the regulations can be part of the presentation of the policy.
If you are interested please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 450-8103. If you simply have ideas or suggestions please send them to me, post them to the blog, or contact your local governance representative and we will bring your ideas and concerns to the table.
Staff Alliance Chair
PROPOSED POLICY LANGUAGE:
P04.07.115 Employee Furlough
- Effective January 1, 2015, to address budgetary shortfalls in any unit of the university employees may be subject to furlough via temporary unpaid leaves of absence or prospective, temporary reductions in pay.
- Furloughs shall be implemented in accordance with regulations and plans approved by the president pursuant to this policy, provided however that employees shall receive written notice of furlough as provided by regulation.
- Furlough plans may be implemented notwithstanding any other regents’ policy, university regulation or university or campus practice or procedure and are subject to review only as may be provided in regulations adopted pursuant to this policy.