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Download, fill in, and mail the membership form. Benefits of membership include the right to run and vote in UFF chapter and statewide elections; representation in grievances (UFF cannot represent a non-member in a grievance or litigation); special deals in insurance, travel, legal advice, and other packages provided by our affiliates; free insurance coverage for job-related liability; and the knowledge you are supporting education in Florida. Come and join the movement.

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 Chapter is holding its annual election this spring, and we want YOU to participate.  All UFF USF members - and only dues-paying members - may participate by running as a candidate and / or voting in the election.

There are four elective offices in the Chapter:

  • The president, who represents the Chapter in meetings with the USF Administration and the statewide UFF organization.
  • The vice president assists the president.
  • The secretary keeps the minutes and handles documents (including, at present, membership).
  • The treasurer handles the money.

The elected officers are four of the six members of the Executive Committee (the other two being the Chief Negotiator and the chair of the Grievance Committee, both of whom are appointed by the president with the consent of the Chapter Council).

The Chapter Council consists of the senators and senate alternates.  The UFF senate meets for two weekends a year in central Florida, and is the chief policy-making body of the United Faculty of Florida.

In addition, the Chapter gets some seats in the FEA Delegate Assembly, which means every fall for a Friday and Saturday.  The Delegate Assembly is the chief policy-making body of the Florida Education Association.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please send in a filled in nomination form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , by March 3.  For more information, see the UFF Biweekly Special calling for nominations.

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: