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CSCU Requests Funding to Hire Community College Advisors and Full-Time Faculty

CSCU Requests Funding to Hire Community College Advisors and Full-Time Faculty

At the November 15 BOR meeting, President Ojakian will be presenting a draft of a white paper that serves as a primer on our college and university system for Governor-elect Lamont and other interested parties. The report looks at both the value of our system and the challenges we collectively face. One aspect of the paper […]

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Voting? Find your polling location

Voting? Find your polling location

Find your polling place here.

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Professional Development Allocations

Professional Development Allocations

The BOR has shared the professional development allocations for each campus for the current 2018-19 academic year, which follows in the table. Please note that some colleges had previously announced incorrect amounts. The amounts below were agreed to earlier this week.  Asnuntuck  $69,249  Capital  $82,255  Gateway  $176,812  Housatonic  $148,340  Manchester  $181,031  Middlesex  $78,388  Naugatuck Valley […]

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Professional Development

Professional Development

A number of members have questions regarding the use of professional development funds.  The 4Cs, AFT and AFSCME negotiated with the BOR a Memorandum of Agreement regarding the maximum allotments for both full-time and part-time members. The MOA covers 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21. The amounts are per semester and please note that conferences and course work cannot both be used in one semester. The union has received […]

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“Public Charge” Rule Change

“Public Charge” Rule Change

The 4Cs is asking for your help on an issue that could harm our students and our colleges. Last week the Department of Homeland Security officially published its proposed “public charge” rule that will restrict individuals receiving green cards. It will also likely increase fear among immigrant populations on using public services. Many of our students need the […]

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SAG Award

SAG Award

If you were a participant in the Alternate Retirement Program (ARP) as of September 2010, you should have received a letter from the Retirement Division with regard to the SEBAC ARP Grievance Award. All employees who received the letter will need to complete the SEBAC ARP Grievance Award transfer form (CO-994a), regardless of electing to […]

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Public Charge Rule Change

Public Charge Rule Change

SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement on the newly-proposed public charge rule that would make it impossible for working people and low-income immigrants who participate in healthcare and social services programs to receive a green card: “This proposed rule goes against who we are as Americans. We are a nation that […]

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Are You a Smart Shopper?

Are You a Smart Shopper?

Through your Connecticut healthcare benefits, you can now compare costs for medical services and earn cash rewards for being a “smart shopper.” Register by visiting VitalsSmartShopper.com or call 1.844.328.1579. When your doctor recommends a medical procedure (i.e., colonoscopy, mammogram, surgery), visit the website or call to search for a high quality, lower cost option in your area. […]

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4cs-leadership

4Cs Leadership Discusses New Member Engagement

On Saturday, September 15, 4Cs Chapter Chairs and Delegates were invited to attend a meeting to discuss better ways to engage new members! Ideas were exchanged, tools were previewed, and challenges were discussed.  We will be implementing new ideas throughout the year!

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Reminder about Course Cancellation Payments for Part-Time Faculty

Reminder about Course Cancellation Payments for Part-Time Faculty

Just a reminder to part-time faculty that if your course was canceled and assigned to a full-time faculty member within seven days prior to the first day of classes, you should be paid $300, as noted in the 6/7/17 Tentative Agreement.

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