Learn about Section 60, your choice of retirement plan coverage, and the procedure to transfer your ORP participation to the MSERS.

Section 60 Seminar Schedule

Learn about Section 60, your choice of retirement plan coverage, and the procedure to transfer your ORP participation to the MSERS. The Department of Higher Education and the State Board of Retirement  are sponsoring the following Seminars:

April 18, 2014

UMass Boston
Location: Student Campus Center
Ballroom A
No Registration Required
Presentation: 11:00 to 12:00
Presentation: 1:30 to 2:30
DHE, Retirement Board and Provider representatives will be available between presentations to answer individual questions.

April 25, 2014

Roxbury Community College
Location: Student Center; 2nd Floor; Room 200 (Cafeteria)
1234 Columbus Avenue Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
No Registration Required
Presentation: 10:00 to 11:00
Presentation: 12:30 to 1:30
DHE, Retirement Board and Provider representatives will be available between presentations to answer individual questions.

May 6, 2014

UMass Amherst
Location: Student Union Ballroom
Presentation: 10:00 to 11:00
Presentation: 2:00 to 3:00
Validated Parking: Campus Center Garage
DHE, Retirement Board and Provider representatives will be available between presentations to answer individual questions.
Advance on-line registration required:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orp-section-60-information-session-tickets-11174082983

Campus maps are available at each institution’s web site

HCC April 23, 2014 Orp Workshop

ORP Members , Important notice of ORP Section 60 Implementation Workshop at HCC on 4/23/14 at 4:00 pm
 Due to the interest of ORP participants in the midwestern part of the state an  ORP “Section” 60 workshop is scheduled at Holyoke Community College on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Kittredge Center in Rooms 301 and 303.  ORP Administrator, Richard Nunes will present a powerpoint workshop and focus on the implementation of the ORP Section 60 status  of the Pension Reform Act of 2011.

Please contact me to confirm attendance

Albano, Roberta

DCE Contract Action Alert

On Jan. 13, 2014, after months of negotiations, the MCCC DCE Bargaining Team shook hands with management on a new DCE Tentative Agreement covering all faculty who teach courses on semester by semester assignments. Members ratified the contract by 95%. One issue is holding up salary increases for all members.

The union had long been trying to increase the amount paid for the laboratory component of science courses, which had been calculated at 66% of the lecture time. It was agreed to increase the ratio to 74%.

Both sides had reviewed the tentative agreement for accuracy, and management had no corrections. As the MCCC Board was scheduling the ratification vote of the TA to our members, management claimed that a mistake was made and that they only intended to increase the ratio to 71%. Members ratified the contract 2001 to 92.

Members should speak with their individual college presidents and trustees.

And tell them that:

  • The MCCC has indisputable evidence that a clear and explicit agreement was reached over the calculation of lab component salary.
  • The union has filed a bad-­‐faith bargaining charge and will participate in an investigation at the Division of Labor Relations on April 15.
  • The lab ratio affects faculty in many of those STEM subjects that the state is most concerned about advancing.
  • Reneging on a settled Agreement erodes the members’ trust in, and the integrity of, the collective bargaining process.

Our community college presidents have the power to resolve the situation. Urge them to settle the issue NOW!

DCE Contract Action Alert What is the cost difference to the colleges?

  • $3.86 per week for Step 1 faculty
  • $4.40 per week for Step 2 faculty
  • $4.53 per week for Step 3 faculty
  • $4.60 per week for Step 4 faculty

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Sign up for MCCC delegate assembly

MCCC DELEGATE ASSEMBLY

Saturday April 26, 2014
75 Felton Street · Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752 

8:30 – 9:30 am
Delegate Registration &Continental Breakfast

Call to Order 9:30 am
Adopt the Order of Business
Approval of Minutes
Adopt the Standing Rules
Appoint Minutes Review Committee

Reports
President Joe LeBlanc
Vice President / S.A.C. Donnie McGee
Greetings from the MTA

Awards

Budget
Review of the FY 15 Budget – Phil Mahler

Lunch
Adoption of the FY 15 Budget

Bylaws and Rules Proposals – Claudine Barnes

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