The University of Iowa and AFSCME Local 12
Labor Management Committee Meeting
September 15, 2009
Present: Deborah Conger, Kevin Ward, Joe Marron, John Stellmach, Todd Taylor, Tim Cook, David Bergeon, Suzanne Hilleman, Shannon Bartlett, Jim Schepker, Joni Troester (Guest)
Absent: Bonnie Anderson, Laurie Hathaway
Review of early retirement program process:
- Employee Application deadline 9/30/09;
- Department approval/denial deadline (must show cost impact) 10/31/09;
- Susan Buckley final approval/denial deadline (based on cost impact) 11/15/09.
Approval/denial of early retirement program applications will be based on savings. Denied applicants may access appeals process (has not yet been established). Status: 594 total applications; 93 (35 Merit/58 non-Merit) approved by Susan Buckley; 501 still in process.
AFSCME Grievance Requests for Information:
In the investigation of grievances, stewards should be provided information pertaining to the grievance. If required by the steward, raw data will be provided rather than a summary. All AFSCME stewards should provide an employee-signed Release of Information form to access personnel files in the investigation of a grievance.
Seasonal Flu Vaccinations:
Joni Troester (Guest) reported that the UIHC seasonal flu vaccination program will begin 10/5/09 and end 10/20/09. In 2008, 64% of employees voluntarily received seasonal flu vaccination.
UIHC Merit Employment Policy:
Starting 9/8/09, all 40 hour Merit job openings at UIHC were reduced to part-time positions (36 hours/week or less). Merit staff employed by UIHC departments with a decreased patient census may be asked to take either leave without pay or vacation. These policies apply to Merit staff only.
UI Reorganization Proposal:
Merge University Housing Food Service and IMU Food Service. Merge University Branch Libraries (Math, Psych, Geo Sciences, and Physics) with Main Library.
Jim Schepker shared a few of his comments on the meeting and process before adjournment.