UUP Deficit Reduction
On June 4, 2013, employees represented by the United University
Professions (UUP) ratified the Agreement with the State for SUNY
Fiscal Years 2011 through 2016.
Per the Agreement, all UUP-represented employees, with the
exception of certain visa holders, are subject to the Deficit
Reduction Plan (DRP). This DRP applies to all positions,
regardless of funding source.
The DRP reduces annual employee compensation for a total of nine
days — five days in SUNY Fiscal Year 2013-14 and four days in
SUNY Fiscal Year 2014-15. All employees subject to the DRP will
be repaid for up to seven days and will be granted up to two
days of Deficit Reduction Leave (DRL). The cash value of the
deductions for the seven days will be repaid over 39 payroll
periods beginning with the final payroll period in SUNY Fiscal
As of this date, we have received notification from SUNY and the
Office of the State Comptroller regarding implementation of
payroll deductions for the first 2 days of the DRP. For the
paychecks dated September 25, 2013 through December 31, 2013*,
an estimated 2.5% of bi-weekly gross will be deducted for
employees paid over 12 months, and an estimated 2.019% of
bi-weekly gross will be deducted for employees paid over 10
months (such as part-time Lecturers).
When information is received regarding checks after January 1,
2014, we will share this with all UUP represented employees.
Specific dates for the two days of Deficit Reduction Leave (DRL)
will be determined by Interim President Cohen and announced
Questions regarding the DRP should be referred to either Human
Resources at ext. 4822 or Payroll at ext. 4124.
*The January 1, 2014 paychecks will be issued on December 31,
2013 because of the New Year’s Day Holiday.