Uconn Sebac Agreement
A provision of the contract between UConn Health and the Academic Health Professions Bargaining Unit allows UConn Health to increase employee salaries or spend bonuses to “meet competition or market requirements at any time throughout the year,” according to the collective agreement. Since the first SEBAC agreement – arbitration decision of 1989 – SEBAC and the State have negotiated eight agreements that have modified the health and pension benefits of public workers, created new benefits for workers, modified state contributions to the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) and/or achieved savings in the state budget through staff concessions. At this stage, SEBAC remains in effect in 2017 and neither the governor nor the coalition has shown much interest in renegotiating or extending. UConn-AAUP and the university also cannot renegotiate these conditions alone.