Results of the Ratification Vote on April 16, 2014

Changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of South Florida Board of Trustees and Florida Public Employees Council 79 AFSCME for the years 2011-2014 have been RATIFIED by the majority of the bargaining unit members who participated in Wednesday’s vote.

Thanks to all in-unit staff who turned out!

In Solidarity,

Susie Shannon

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Notice of Contract Ratification. Vote April 16, 2014


The ratification vote on the proposed changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the University of South Florida Board of Trustees and AFSCME Florida Council 79 will be conducted as follows:

Tampa Campus
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
PTB building – Training Center
(Next to Parking & Transportation Services)
Cart parking by Environmental Health & Safety

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
FAH 110
College of The Art’s Dean’s Conference Room

St. Petersburg Campus
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
DAV 203

Sarasota Campus
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
10am to 12 pm
B106 (computer lab, first floor)

The purpose of the vote is to accept or reject the proposed changes to two (2) articles of the CBA for FY 2011-2014. The changes to the CBA are as follows:

Article 21: Wages

  • One-time base pay increase of $600 to employees who earn up to and including $41,400.
  • One-time base pay increase of $1,000 to employees who earn more than $41,400.

To be eligible:

  • Employees must have no “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory on evaluations as of October 1, 2013.
  • Employees must have been continuously employed in an established position on or before September 1, 2013.
  • Employees with less than a 1.0 FTE will receive a prorated amount based upon their FTE.

The market salary adjustments will be issued within 60 days of ratification of this agreement by USF Board of Trustees.

  • One-time lump sum bonuses of $600 to eligible bargaining unit members will be distributed in accordance with a University bonus plan consistent with Florida Statues payable in June 2014.

Article 17: Leaves of Absence/Holidays:

  • Sick Leave Buy-Back – Employees with vested sick-leave benefits can request a one-time cash payment of their sick leave in exchange for giving up a payout upon separation from the University. Sick leave will continue to accrue for use as paid time off only.
  • Employees hired on or after 01/01/2014 will not be paid for any accrued sick leave when their employment ends.
  • Employees hired before 01/01/2014 that have ten (10) years of service upon separation from the University will experience no change to their sick leave payout, but will be paid in accordance with Section (12) (d) of University Regulation 10.203, which pays employees with 10 or more years of service one-fourth of accrued unused sick leave up to a total of 480 hours at the employee’s regular rate of pay at the time of the leave pay out.

All employees in the bargaining unit who are covered by the proposed agreement are eligible to vote, regardless of their membership or non-membership in the Union. To vote, identification will be needed.

The majority of votes cast will determine the ratification of the articles. A copy of the proposed agreement will be available at each voting site.

If you have any questions, please contact us.
Susie Shannon, President, Local 3342 AFSCME