Tuition Reimbursement Modified

A&R has come to an agreement with the State to modify our Tuition Reimbursement Memorandum of Understanding.

The agreement clarifies that employees are entitled to reimbursement for a maximum of twelve credits per contract year notwithstanding the number of courses taken. [A contract year runs from July 1 thru June 30]

The modified language reads as follows: "Employees shall be eligible for tuition reimbursement for a maximum of three (3) courses or twelve (12) credits or the equivalent per year."

Lump Sum Bonus Grievance

A&R has filed an institutional grievance related to the upcoming Lump Sum Bonus payments.  A&R employees who were on their 9th Step and therefore did not receive a step increase on 12/27/2013 are eligible for the Lump Sum Bonus. 

OJE Settlement

A&R has settled its OJE/SCOPE appeals through a negotiated agreement with the State.  The settlement will be rolled out over the next 6 months and in addition to adjusting the salary grade for incumbents in several job classes, the agreement will create several new job classes while adding career paths to several job series.

A&R Accepts the Pension Changes For Tier 2/2A/3

The A&R Representative Assembly voted to accept the tentative agreement which would enhance the pension plan for Tier 2/2A/3.  Final ratification of the tentative agreement could come at SEBAC’s January meeting.  A majority vote of SEBAC Unions present and in good standing will be required to ratify the agreement. 

RA appoints Alice Sexton to fill A&R Secretary Vacancy

The Representative Assembly (RA) appointed Alice (Ally) Sexton to the vacant position of A&R Secretary at its December 19, 2013 meeting.  Ally works as an attorney at the Dept. of Transportation, she is one of our many active Stewards, and she previously served as Secretary of A&R from April 2011 through June 2013.

Please take the time to congratulate Ally on her appointment to Secretary of A&R!