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February 2020


FYI: Highlights from the Executive Council and other news of note


  We want you (Uncle Sam image)

FA seeks members for election committee: The FA Elections Procedures notes that each constituency in the FA is entitled to have a representative on the elections committee (Section I.D.2).

This committee meets each spring for an hour or two to count ballots and at various other times as needed. If you'd like to volunteer for this committee please contact election committee chair Cynthia Eaton before April 15.

Dates for EC meetings: The Executive Council will meet in Southampton 229 on the following dates this semester:

  • February 13 — 3:45 to 5:45
  • March 12 — 3:45 to 5:45
  • April 9 — 3:45 to 5:45
  • May 14 — 3:45 to 5:45
  • May 29 — 1:00 to 3:00
  • Spring 2020 adjunct/overload checks: According to payroll faculty will receive adjunct/overload pay on these dates:
    • February 27
    • March 12 and 26
    • April 9 and 23
    • May 7 and 21
    Faculty teaching early end classes will receive four checks from February 27 to April 9; faculty who are teaching late start classes will receive four checks from April 9 to May 21.

    Fax your elected representatives to advocate for students using NYSUT MAC: The NYSUT Member Action Center (MAC) has prepared letters that you can use to easily fax your elected officials on issues that impact our students, like closing the "TAP gap" (the difference between resident undergraduate tuition at SUNY and CUNY four-year institutions and a student's TAP award, which hits the institutions that serve our poorest communities the hardest), fully funding foundation aid for schools, addressing inequality in the state, supporting an enhanced maintenance of effort for SUNY and CUNY and many others.

    Log into the MAC today to complete and send your letter. It's quick and easy, and we hear from legislators that they definitely notice, especially when these missives come in to their offices in volume.

  • Finding your total annual dues for your taxes: For tax filing purposes here’s how to find your total amount of dues paid from January to December 2019: In Banner, click the Human Resources tab, then Pay Stub. Click the Deductions History link at the bottom of the page.

  • Prescription drug claim forms: Prescription drug claims for 2019 must be received by Daniel H. Cook by April 30, 2020. The form is available at the Benefit Fund office, Southampton 224D (Ammerman).

  • EMHP claim forms: Faculty must submit all unpaid 2019 medical claims to Empire Blue Cross by March 31, 2020, to receive reimbursement for covered out-of-pocket expenses. Forms are on the EMHP website:

  • Update your personal email with the FA, please: The FA needs members to update their personal, non-SCCC email address with the FA. Please contact Anita by phone (631-451-4151) or email to do so. We also need your most current U.S. Postal Service address to ensure you receive important mailings such as ballots. Thank you!