Five NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees, negotiated in the 2022-2026 Agreement between the State of New York and United University Professions, address mutually identified issues affecting employees of the Professional Services Negotiating Unit and provide funding opportunities to employees in various programs. Each committee has an equal number of representatives appointed by the State and United University Professions (UUP). In addition, a Labor-Management Executive Committee approves all funding recommendations for joint labor-management initiatives. A neutral staff serves the committees.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave Program
This program provides funds to enhance employment opportunities by assisting employees to prepare for permanent or continuing appointments. Preference will be given to employees who are underrepresented based on their protected class status including but not limited to age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, military or veteran status, disability, gender expression and gender identity. This program also seeks to promote diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for specific employees in a department, unit, or program that can demonstrate that they are under-represented in that department, program, or unit. Please note, the Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave Program Application and Guidelines have been revised as of September 2023.
Grants for Employees with Disabilities Program
This program provides funding for additional disability related expenses incurred because of the disability for professional work-related activities. It is not intended to replace accommodations which the campus must provide under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Employment Coaching and Placement Program
Assists employees who are retrenched or who are perceived to be at high risk of retrenchment with resume preparation, testing, coaching and placement fees, and travel costs.
Retraining Fellowship Program
Assists employees who are retrenched, or who have been notified of retrenchment, or are perceived to be at high risk of retrenchment, or whose retraining would accommodate shifting program needs to pursue an organized course of study in order to attain other employment opportunities or to maintain their current employment.
Enrollment Enhancement Program
Provides funding to academic departments experiencing declining student enrollments for a project or activity that will significantly enhances student enrollment.
Individual Development Awards Program
The Individual Development Awards Program is the largest of all NYS/UUP JLMC programs. Proportional allocations are assigned to each campus based on the number of UUP-represented employees on a campus. Award decisions and deadline dates are determined by each Campus Professional Development Committee. Please use the current application for the 23-24 program year.
Calendar Year Employee Leave
The Calendar Year Employee Leave is designed to provide release time and salary for a replacement to assist eligible employees to participate in activities to develop their full professional potential and to prepare for advancement.
Professional Development Grant Program
The Professional Development Grant Program is intended to fund a professional development project or activity to assist three or more employees to develop their professional potential and to prepare for advancement. Eligibility is similar to the Individual Development Awards Programs.
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Acknowledgement of JLMC Funds
Award recipients are required to acknowledge the support of the New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees as the funding source on all projects or activities including publicity, publications, and handout materials, regardless of the format and the specific committee should be identified.
Share Your Experience
The NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees' staff often receives inquiries from UUP members regarding projects or activities that have been funded with NYS/UUP JLMC funds. After completing a project or activity, we would be interested in knowing about your experience. Send us a summary that includes a brief description of the project or activity, its outcome, how it impacted your professional development and your campus, with copies of photographs, if available.