URA-AFT Newsletter – Week of 5-14-2012

Merit Raises Due In October: SCP Season Isn’t Over Yet

MC900290290-calenderThough the April 30 deadline for complete your SCP has come and gone, there are still several things you need to keep in mind before October 1, when receipt of the third salary increase provided in 2012 under the URA Agreement are distributed:

A. If you have not done so already, you can still send a self-appraisal/comment to your SCP but it must be submitted before June 1, 2012

B. Those who were not given an evaluation by the April 30 deadline will automatically receive a 2.25% merit raise effective October 1, 2012

C. Everyone whose overall rating is “Meets Standards” must receive a minimum increase of 2%. The maximum merit increase is 4%. You can only receive a merit-based bonus if you are at the top of your salary grade. You must be employed at Rutgers in a URA position to be eligible for the October raise.

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Legislative Breakfast

Wednesday, May 23


URA members are invited to join the Rutgers AAUP-AFT and other higher education unions.

Our State Legislators will to discuss important higher education issues. Governor Christie’s proposed higher education re-organization including Rutgers-UMDNJ units in New Brunswick /Piscataway and Rutgers-Rowan will be key to these discussions.

Members of the Legislature from Central New Jersey as well as members of the Higher Education, Health and Budget committees have been invited.

Wednesday, May 23

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Busch Dining Room A (Lot 67B)

RSVP to lmillerand@ura-aft.org by Monday, May 21 (Note: this invitation is to “full dues”, “signed” union members. Members who need union release time to attend should discuss with their supervisor ASAP and reply by Friday, May 18)

Camden Has A New URA Leader

Alexis Rivera

Alexis Rivera Alvarado, a Project Coordinator in the Camden Registrar’s office has been elected by the URA Executive Board to fill the vacant position of Camden campus Vice President.

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URA Leaders are Recent Rutgers Grads

Join us in congratulating several of our stewards for their hard work and accomplishments:

Joyce SagiJoyce Sagi, Cook steward and Health & Safety Committee Chair graduated Fri. 5/11/12 from SMLR/LEARN’s Employment Law for Union Representatives program.

EricEric Himsel Himsel, Lead steward on Busch Campus graduated Sat. 5/12/12 from SMLR’s Master of Human Resource Management program.

MarilynMarilyn Tankiewicz Tankiewicz, steward on the College Avenue Campus graduated Sat. 5/12/12 with honors with a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in both Labor Relations and                                                                                           Psychology.


We wish them continued success. If you or another URA member is a recent graduate please let us know so we can join you in celebrating.

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