August 1, 2014
From: Tina B. Kaplan, Joint Labor-Management Committees Director
Subject: 2014-2015 NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Program Updates
All programs announced last year remain available.
The following is an update on several Joint Labor-Management programs:
- Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave Program
Application deadlines are as follows:
October 8, 2014 for leaves in the Spring 2015 Semester
March 4, 2015 for leaves in the Fall 2015 Semester
October 7, 2015 for leaves in the Spring 2016 Semester
Please read the program guidelines as there were minor changes last year. Chief among them is the requirement that applicants commit to returning to campus after the leave, in accordance with the SUNY Board of Trustees policy on sabbatical leaves. Campuses should also be aware that a copy of the accepted appointment letter for the replacement must be submitted to the JLMC office before funds will be made available to the campus. To access the program guidelines go to: http://nysuup.lmc.ny.gov/diversity/drescher.html
- Individual Development Awards
Allocations for Individual Development Awards will be sent to the campuses within the next two weeks. Each campus will receive its allocation calculated by the normal formula plus an additional allocation of $3,125. These allocations are for activities taking place in the period July 2, 2014 – July 1, 2015.
- Safety and Health Regional Training
OSHA 511 training will be held on a regional basis for Employee Health and Safety staff with the goal of improving compliance programs and achieving a safer campus. Campuses will be notified of the details of this training in the near future. It is anticipated that this training will take place in December.
- Campus Mentoring Programs
Funding for campuses to create or expand programs to mentor new Academic and/or Professional employees is available through the Campus Grants Committee. Suggestions for such programs may be found at http://nysuup.lmc.ny.gov/mentoring.html but campuses are encouraged to develop programs that are tailored to their campus’ specific needs.
- Online Self-Study and Instructor Lead courses
A series of courses is available, at no cost, to employees who would like to further their professional development. A summary of these self-study and instructor lead courses may be accessed at http://nysuup.lmc.ny.gov/online.html