Side Letter

 

Side Letter A

Joint Task Force Mandates

            1. A-B-C Model: The Task Force is charged with examining the A-B-C merit pay model for faculty and librarians.  The task force can explore all forms of merit pay, how it is implemented at other universities, along with advantages, disadvantages, consequences, intended and unintended, gauge faculty support for a merit-based, salary advancement system and identify processes for evaluating faculty and librarians for advancement within-rank.
There shall be 10 members (5 USFFA, 5 Administration). The USFFA side shall include 1 each of term (any rank), assistant, associate and full professors and librarians.  A report will be submitted to the USFFA President and USF Provost by June 30, 2012.

2. A. Retirement 403B: The Task Force is charged with review of 403(b) retirement providers and investment options and to recommend to the parties possible changes to Article 30.12. There shall be 4 members (2 USFFA, 2 Administration).  A report will be submitted to the USFFA President and USF Provost by June 30, 2012.
B. Retirement Matching Funds and Options:  The parties will establish a second task force to review matching funds models and options in preparation for the 2014 USFFA/ USF bargaining.  A report will be submitted to the USFFA President and USF Provost by February 15, 2014.  6 members (3 USFFA, 3 Administration).

3. Health Care Task Force: The Task Force is charged with reviewing trends, best practices in employee healthcare, and health-related incentives.  Within the context of total compensation, the Task Force will recommend to the parties initiatives that will positively impact the health of USF faculty and librarians and improve USF’s financial sustainability.  This Task Force shall also monitor changes to health care benefits as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as well as changes made as a result of the new CBA The Task Force may also make recommendations related to possible changes to Article  30.3 (Health Insurance).
There shall be 6 members (3 USFFA, 3 Administration).  A report will be submitted to the USFFA and USF Provost by June 30, 2012.

4. Parking and Transportation: The Task Force will examine all campus parking and transportation issues at USF, including the question of how to make more parking spaces available, use of current space, lost spaces, valet parking, parking permit fees, pan system, as well as other general issues, such as BART shuttle, traffic calming and alternative transportation possibilities. There shall be 6 members (3 USFFA, 3 Administration).  A report will be submitted to the USFFA and Provost by June 30, 2012.

5. Tuition Remission: The Task Force is charged with studying changes made to tuition remission in the current contract and how those changes affect librarians and faculty. Further, the Task Force is charged with examining how “impacted” programs could be defined and selected, as well as how online programs should be treated in the future.6 members (3 USFFA, 3 Administration).  A report will be submitted to the USFFA President and USF Provost by June 30, 2012.

Side Letter B

Librarians Tuition Remission (Fall 2011

1. Librarians can, with the written permission of the Dean and the concurrence of the Department Head, enroll in classes covered by tuition remission during “traditional” work time, by shifting schedules as may be permitted by the Library’s extended hours.  Based on operational needs, such schedule changes will be agreed upon by the Librarian, Department Head, and the Dean.

2) Librarians who wish to enroll in a class (either graduate or undergraduate), but not in a specific program, covered by tuition remission, should discuss their intentions with the Dean, either in a regularly scheduled LCP or in a simplified LCP specifically requested for said purpose. In making this decision, the Dean shall take into account how additional classes would improve the effectiveness of the librarian, enhance the operational needs of the library, or benefit the university, students, or faculty, with whom the librarian works.

3) Tuition remission may be considered taxable income to the Librarian. More information regarding the taxation process can be obtained athttp://www.usfca.edu/HR/Benefits/Tuition_Remission/