Reminder: Vote to Ratify the MOU’s!

May 01, 2020 / Jennifer Kerns

Reminder:  vote to ratify the MOU’s! Your bargaining team was hard at work securing protections for members during this COVID19 crisis. See the text of these MOU’s below and check your inbox for the ratification ballot.


1. MOA COVID-19 Impact- expired IPDAs

This MOA extends the deadline for the expiration of the July 1, 2016 IPDA monies that have not been used to June 30, 2021. If we have not resumed normal operations by January 1, 2021, then the July 1, 2017 IPDA monies that have not been used and are due to expire on June 30, 2021 will carry forward to June 30, 2022. 

The MOA is here. 

2. MOA COVID-19 Impact- Tenure Track Members Tenure Clock Extension option

This MOA gives tenure track faculty members the option to defer their review for promotion and tenure for one year if their productivity in their scholarship was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The MOA is here. 

3. MOA Effects of the Loss of Staff in RGS

This MOA is the result of bargaining started by the Demand To Bargain we submitted over the planned loss of staff in RGS in December 2018. This MOA provides important workload boundaries for academic professionals in RGS, and provides instruction to Deans and AAUP members who are Principal Investigators whose research activities were impacted by the loss of staff in RGS between December 2018 and May 5, 2020. 

The MOA is here. 

4. MOA 'DUO FOB" Replacement upon malfunction

This MOA adds language to Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Members who chose to use a "DUO FOB" for two-factor authentication to acess PSU Information Systems will have that "DUO FOB" replaced free of charge if it malfunctions. Members will have to pay to replace a lost or stolen "DUO FOB."

The MOA is here. 

5. MOU Post Tenure Review (PTR) process for Tenured Faculty members in less than full time positions

This is a housekeeping item. This MOU interprets the PTR process for tenured faculty members whose positions are less than full time. These members will have PTR every five years, and their PTR salary increase will be prorated based on FTE.

The MOU is here. 

6. MOU Post Tenure Review (PTR) Process for tenured faculty members hired mid-year

This is a housekeeping item. This MOU interprets the PTR process for tenured faculty members who are hired mid-year. These members will join the PTR cycle that commences in the Fall term following their date of hire.

The MOU is here. 


Ballots Close on Saturday May 9 at 5 pm.

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