USF-UFF Chapter Meeting

Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon on USF Tampa in SOC128.

Attendance. Eleven UFF members, including eight members of the Council, one staff member, and two guests.

Minutes. Minutes of the January 17 meeting approved.

President’s Report.

  • Consolidation. Discussion of handouts being circulated.
  • Susan Ariew. Recovering.
  • Steve Permuth. Recovering.
  • Susan Ariew. Recovering.
  • Membership Campaign. Fellowships are launched.

New Business.

  • At-Risk Training. Discussion of liability and problems with confidentiality.
  • Job Codes. The revision of job codes will affect Appendix A of the Collective Bargaining Agreement..
  • Meeting dates. The February dates are to be unchanged, but subsequent dates are to be pushed back one week.
  • Committee chairs. We need to recruit new Government Relations and Grievance committee chairs.
    • The old on-campus website needs to be corrected and revised. Currently, there are access problems.
    • Motion made and seconded that the Search currently underway for a new Grievance Committee chair shall be completed by February 14. Motion fails.

    Discussion of history of the Grievance Committee.

  • The Legislature. In the current session, there are several problem bills. Discussion of funding problems.
  • Travel Scholarships.
    • Motion made and seconded that the travel scholarship program shall be continued this semester, with the usual terms and conditions. Motion passes.
  • Student finances. There is a new policy that teachers prevent students not in Canvas from being in class. Discussion of financial problems students face, including timely availability of funding.


  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances and past grievances.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.

These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 1 February 2020.