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Communications

The USF System Chapter of the UFF publishes the Biweekly; here is the most recent issue.

We also occasionally issue press releases.

For information, contact the Communications Committee.

Visit us on Facebook!

We have a Facebook page!  Check out United Faculty of Florida at USF.  It is public (so anyone - students, colleagues, the provost - and read it) and all UFF members are eligible to join the group that posts items on it.  The page serves as a forum for UFF members to share issues and interests.  Check it out!

USF System Chapter of the UFF
Announcements

Election Season!

The annual Chapter Election is now underway.  All UFF members - and only UFF members - may vote in the Chapter Election.  By the end of Spring Break, all UFF members should receive (at their home address) a ballot packet containing instructions, a ballot, a little envelop to put the ballot in, and a regular-sized envelope to put the little envelope in to mail it.

Here are the candidates.  Follow the links to get more information on them:

Chapter Officers:

For Chapter President, Art Shapiro

For Vice President, Steve Lang

For Secretary, Greg McColm

For Treasurer, Sonia Wohlmuth

Senators:

The USF Chapter has been assigned 21 seats in the UFF Senate.  The Chapter President serves ex officio, so we have twenty seats to fill.  The following candidates were nominated, but in addition, write-in candidates are permitted.

For UFF Senator representing USF: Henry Alegria, Adrienne Berarducci, Karin Braunsberger, Pablo Brescia, Sheila Goethe, Leon Hardy, Steve Lang, Richard Manning, Greg McColm, Kathleen de la Pena McCook, Adriana Novoa, Vic Peppard, Steve Permuth, Scott Perry, Patricia Pettijohn, Frank Pyrtle III, Robert Welker, and Sonia Wohlmuth.

Delegates:

The USF Chapter has been assigned seven seats in the FEA Assembly.  The following candidates were nominated, but in addition, write-in candidates are permitted.

For FEA Delegate representing USF in UFF: Greg McColm, Steve Permuth, Art Shapiro, and Milton Wendland.

If you are a UFF member and you did not receive a ballot packet by Friday, March 17, contact the Chapter Secretary, Greg McColm.  Ballots must be returned so that they are received by Thursday, March 30. Ballots will be counted at a special Chapter Meeting on Friday, March 31, at noon, in EDU 161; all UFF members are invited to watch democracy in action.

Organizing

We are planning for a recruitment campaign.  We need volunteers!  We need to get UFF members more active in the union.  If you are interested, contact Adrienne Berarducci.

 
Tenure and Promotion

Newsletter Series on Performance, Evaluations, and the Reward Structure: Raises, Renewals, Tenure and Promotion

The newsletter is running a series of article on job performance, how it is evaluated, and how evaluations are translated into raises, renewals, tenure and promotion decisions.  This series was inspired by recent changes in the tenure and promotion guidelines at USF.  Articles thus far: