Academic Professional representatives from Chicago, Urbana, and Springfield met with President Michael Hogan at his home on Sept. 26 to discuss timely issues and concerns shared by all three campuses. The meeting primarily focused on AP/Civil Service conversions and University of Illinois hiring authority (“exemption authority”); pensions and health care concerns; the budget outlook; concerns related to the upcoming legislative session; and Administrative Review and Restructuring (ARR) and...[MORE APAC NEWS]
Associate Vice President for Human Resources Maureen Parks acknowledges that the full scope of converting positions in research areas will not be fully clear until all Academic Professional positions are analyzed. The current Civil Service process of seniority “bumping” indicates a less than smooth transition possibility for some jobs. “We constantly hear concern about people on grant funding, and concern about bumping and qualifications,” Parks acknowledged...[MORE CIVIL SERVICE CONVERSIONS].
APAC and UIC United, the UIC chapter of the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA), on Sept. 20 held a panel discussion concerning financial plans for recovery relative to State funding of our retirement plans. Panelists were Democratic Senator Heather Steans; Senator Matt Murphy, Minority Caucus Chair; Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability; and Professor Paul Green, Director of the Institute for Politics, Roosevelt University...[MORE SURS AND BENEFITS].