JCC Faculty To Receive Salary Hike

Faculty members at Jamestown Community College can expect minimal change from the terms of their new contracts.

The JCC Board of Trustees approved a resolution for a contract extension with its faculty members at its meeting Tuesday.

The contract extension, a two-year agreement, calls for the same terms and conditions that are currently in place, with the exception of salary, to remain fixed through the 2014 school year. It was negotiated by the college administration and the Faculty Association Collective Bargaining Unit.

Regarding salary adjustments, full-time faculty will see a 2.95 percent increase in their base salary as well as a $250 lump sum, which will not be added to the base. Part-time faculty will see 2.95 percent added to overload and the adjunct grid. These figures will remain consistent throughout the remainder of the 2012-13 school year and the entirety of the 2013-14 school year.

The resolution for approval was presented to the board by Donna Beal, chairwoman of the JCC board’s human resources committee.

“This (contract extension) does put in place all of the negotiated units for two years,” she said. “It is definitely within the parameters that (the committee has) given the board teams, and so we move it to the full board.”

The resolution was carried and requested for motion by Lance Spicer, board president. The motion was passed unanimously by the board, which was meeting with a quorum.

After the resolution passed, Beal added: “On behalf of the board, I want to sincerely thank all of the negotiating teams, the members of all of their units and the administrative negotiating team for putting in place a good ground floor, so that we can move forward in the transformation that we are facing.”

According to Nelson Garifi, executive director of marketing and academic initiatives, the contract extension will affect 88 full-time and 275 current part-time faculty members. The contract will expire at the conclusion of the 2014 school year and will be renegotiated over the following summer months.

The agreement is the final of three negotiated during the 2012-13 year. Contracts must also be negotiated with the Service Association and the Professional and Supervisory Alliance. A contract extension agreement with the Professional and Supervisory Alliance was approved by the board during its meeting on Dec. 18.