Dear MSCA Members:
As of today's date, the governor
has not yet filed a bill with the legislature to fund the MSCA contract. The
reasons for the delay in this process have been that the administration is
requiring detailed salary calculations for unit members on an individual basis,
a complicated task that was not given to campus administrators until August
15th. It is unclear how much longer this process will take or when the governor
will file the bill that is necessary to begin the legislative approval process
for the contract funding.
Posted elsewhere on this site is
detailed information (please see links below under Webmaster's Note)
about the legislative contract funding process, the provisions of the new
contract that are now in effect, and the provisions of the contract that are
contingent on the contract funding being enacted into law.
Chapter presidents will be holding
important meetings with faculty and librarians to review the information about
the new contract and to answer your questions about it. Please make every
effort to attend these meetings on your campus.
I wish you the best for a productive
and enjoyable academic year.
Patricia V. Markunas, MSCA President
Webmaster's Note: Listed below
are links to detailed information about the new contract:
of Funding Process and Summary of Major Changes, 2004-2007 MSCA-BHE Day
Unit Contract, 9/2/05
1, Changes in Article VII: Participation in the Decision-Making Process,
2004-2007 MSCA-BHE Day Unit Contract, 9/2/05
2,Phased Implementation of Changes in Post-Tenure Review,2004-2007 MSCA-BHE
Day Unit Contract, 9/6/05
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