Dear FSU Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that the UFF and BOT teams settled Article 23, Salaries. While the teams could not agree to the transparency language for Deans’ Merit or a minimum on the Performance increases, both of which the UFF team made arguments for once again, we did agree to the largest salary increase we’ve had in recent memory.
|Promotions||12% / 15%|
|SPI (Sustained Performance Increase)||3.00%|
Divided $800,000 for tenured and tenure-track faculty, $200,000 for specialized faculty
|Administrative Discretionary Increase||Up to 1.00%|
|Note: Amounts for Performance, Department Merit, Deans’ Merit, and Administrative Discretionary Increase are expressed as a percent of the salary base for in-unit faculty. Other percentages refer to the increase in individuals’ salaries.|
It has been made very clear to us that President McCullough values merit — as do we, but with clear criteria. We do hope that our concerns regarding merit allocated based on the discretion of deans have been heard and that deans will distribute the money fairly and transparently.
The next step in the process is ratification of the contract, so please be on the lookout for ratification voting dates, times, and locations. In all, the UFF is proud of the gains we made for faculty salaries during this bargaining session. We would like to thank those who came to the bargaining sessions or participated via Zoom for doing so. It does make a difference.
Regular bargaining updates can be found at our webpage: https://uff-fsu.org/
The key to a strong Collective Bargaining Agreement is a strong membership base, so if you are not a member, please join! It is more important than ever for us to stand together. https://uff-fsu.org/wp/join/
All the best,
Scott Hannahs, Specialized Faculty, Magnet Lab, and Jennifer Proffitt, Professor, Communication
Co-Chief Negotiators, UFF-FSU