The University of Iowa and AFSCME Local 12
Labor Management Committee Meeting
August 17, 2010
Present: Andy Cooper, Michelle Dixon, Mark Atwood, Joe Marron, John Stellmach, Todd Taylor, Kevin Ward, Tim Cook, Shannon Bartlett, Josey Bathke, David Bergeon, Suzanne Hilleman
Review Summary of July Meeting prepared by Union
Minutes agreed upon with the modification of adding the following sentence to the IOSH inspection section: According to Iowa Code the IOSH inspector, not the employer, is responsible for contacting Union representatives for/during an inspection.
LMC Membership Changes
Local President John Stellmach will notify Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) about changes in the Union’s LMC membership. The parties discussed the significance of having representation from different units/areas across the campus.
Early Retirement Program
Information was requested and will be provided after the final deadline.
The following numbers for employees working at 90% for at least one day during the month of June 2010 were presented:
No additional hours: 83
1 to less than 10 hours: 72
10 hours to less than 20 hours: 53
20 or more hours: 22
The following information regarding affects on benefits was also presented:
Benefits negatively affected by a 90% appointment:
TIAA (based on a % of BASE SALARY; not take home pay)
GROUP LIFE INSURANCE
SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE
LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
SICK LEAVE ACCURAL
Benefits not affected by a 90% appointment:
VOLUNTARY SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM
ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMMBERMENT ISNURANCE
SPOUSE/DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE
DEPENDENT CARE SPENDING ACCOUNT
HEALTH CARE SPENDING ACCOUNT
Benefits adjusted for hours over 90%:
VACATION ACCURAL BUT ONLY IF THE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED EXCEED 10% OF THE APPOINTMENT
SICK LEAVE ACCURAL BUT ONLY IF THE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED EXCEED 10% OF THE APPOINTMENT
Custodial Privatization Information
The parties discussed the need to have the requesting party clarify information requests further so that a response can be formulated prior to the LMC meeting.
The following explanation of the relationship between the University of Iowa and CMS was provided via email to John prior to the meeting:
University of Iowa Community Medical Services, Inc. (UICMS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of University of Iowa Health System (UIHS). UIHS is a non-profit corporation controlled by the University of Iowa formed to support the clinical, academic and research programs of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. UIHS and its subsidiaries, including UICMS, are free-standing companies affiliated with the University and reported as such in the annual state audit report.
Housekeeping services are provided to a limited number of UICMS sites within Johnson County pursuant to an agreement with UIHC Environmental and Guest Services. UICMS reimburses the UIHC for the cost of the provided services.
John would like to have ongoing discussions regarding this issue and will identify his areas of concern.
Suzanne explained that FM is looking at sustainability and recycling when reviewing custodial work and practices. Josey will explore the possibility of inviting a representative to make a presentation to LMC about sustainability and “green cleaning.”
AFSCME Monthly Data Set
ELR will continue to try to get the data out as early in the month as possible especially to accommodate AFSCME’s internal meeting on the 1st Thursday of each month.
Clerk IV and Sec IV Update
This issue has been escalated to the state level and the last update was provided to Danny Homan.
Inter-Regent Safety Administration Conference
This was a best-practices and cost savings meeting held at Grinnell College, July 28, 2010. This was a part of the ongoing Business Operations collaboration resulting from the Regents Cost Savings and Efficiencies Initiative. This meeting was to bring the administrators together to determine if there were potential areas of further collaboration. This was not intended as any type of safety committee meeting.