|New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission|
Creates the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission and defines membership. Directs the commission to make recommendations of goals and criteria for a sustainable retirement and health benefit system, review the history of the state's existing p...
|CA||Passed 06/2014||Community College||Part-Time Community College Faculty and Classified Employees|
Expresses legislative intent that community college districts not reduce the hours of part-time faculty or part-time classified employees for the purpose of avoiding implementation of the federal Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act. http://www.leginfo.c...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||Postsec.||Paid Leave for Higher Education Institution Employees Who Are Reservists|
Requires that any full-time employee of a public institution of higher education who is a member of any reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces or of any reserve component of the Illinois State Militia be granted leave from his/her public employment for any...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2013||Postsec.||Retirement Benefits for Postsecondary Institution Employees|
Allows faculty and staff and public colleges and universities who are participate in the Alternate Benefit Program and who meet certain criteria to receive a distribution of retirement benefits prior to separating service. Allows the provisions of the bill to ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Participation of Adjunct Faculty and Librarians in Employees Retirement System|
From fiscal note: Changes eligibility rules for the participation of adjunct professors and faculty in the Group Benefits Program administered by the Employees Retirement System. Lowers the requirement for adjunct professors from teaching at the institution fo...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12|
|Employer Contributions to State Retirement System|
Increases the mandated employer contribution for the state retirement system. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_s1810er.DOCX&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=1810&Session=2013...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Contributions for Higher Education Supplemental Retirement benefits|
Amends existing law so that the amounts that remain in a separate account after an employee is separated from the service of the board, may be transferred from the account and credited to the board in the public employees retirement fund, which will be used us...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Relating to an optional retirement plan for employees of the Oregon University System; and declaring an emergency.|
Amends exisitng law so that an administrative or academic employee of the Oregon University System may elect to participate in the optional retirement plan upon completion of 600 hours of employment, or the equivalent as determined by the state board of higher...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||Community College||Reporting of Creditable Hours by Part-Time Community College Instructors|
From final bill analysis: Beginning July 1, 2013, requires community college districts to submit collective bargaining agreements or employment agreements for part-time instructors and adult education instructors to the California State Teachers' Retirement Sy...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Employer Contributions to Postsecondary Retirement Programs|
Revises employer contributions for members of (1) FRS who are employees of public community colleges or charter technical career centers sponsored by public community colleges, (2) optional retirement program for State University System, and (3) State Communit...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Severance Pay at Colleges and Universities|
H.B. 5201 - Severance Pay at Colleges and Universities
From final bill analysis: Revises severance pay language for colleges and universities to conform to s. 215.425, F.S., providing that on or after July 1, 2011, a unit of government that enters into a contract or employment agreement, or renewal or renegotiatio...
|University of Florida Optional Health Insurance Program|
Authorizes the University of Florida Board of Trustees, in lieu of participation in state group insurance programs, to provide health insurance and other self-insurance or insurance programs. Establishes parameters for such program should the board choose to i...
|SC||Signed into law 08/2011||Postsec.||The South Carolina Higher Education Efficiency & Administrative Policies Act of 2011|
Transparency and Efficiency
Requires each public institution of higher learning to maintain a transaction register that includes a complete record of all funds expended, from whatever source for whatever purpose. Provides that the register must be prominently...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Group Health Benefits for Paid Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Students|
Establishes group health benefits eligibility for students on postdoctoral fellowships or certain graduate student fellowships who are currently receiving a stipend from an applicable fellowship. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/SB00029F.p...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Postsecondary Employee Insurance|
S.B. 5 - Postsecondary Employee Insurance
Amends Chapter 1601 of the Insurance Code, "Uniform Insurance Benefits Act for Employees of the University of Texas System and the Texas AM University System", to permit a system to establish premium discounts, surcharges, rebates or a revision in otherwise ap...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Payroll Deductions for Employees of University System or Institution of Higher Education|
S.B. 5 - Payroll Deductions for Employees of University System or Institution of Higher Education
Authorizes the governing board of a university system, or of an institution of higher education that is not a component institution of a university system, to authorize employees of the system or institution to elect a payroll deduction for any purpose that th...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Retirement|
Revises the retirement and annuity programs of the higher education institutions for future participants to reflect changes that have already occurred in state pension plans. Gives certain newly hired employees more options for retirement plans. Reduces the ex...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
Suspends cost-of-living adjustments for certain higher education system staff. Makes base bonuses paid to certain certified teachers
subject to appropriations in the budget.
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Postsecondary Education Funding|
From Legislative Budget Committee Summary:
Coenrollment in Public Schools and Adult Education Programs
Prohibits funding for coenrollment in public schools and adult general education programs, except that for the 2011-2012 fiscal year students may enroll i...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Duties of Higher Ed Policy Commission/Tuition Increases/Graduation Rates|
Clarifies the duties and responsibilities of the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC). Sets deadlines in coming years for working toward fulfilling pay levels included in a state-determined salary schedule. Provides that a tutition and fee increase greate...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.||Higher Education Compensation Reductions|
Directs the commissioner of higher education to reallocate $1.5 million appropriated to the eight Utah higher education institutions for compensation to ensure that each higher education institution receives the same percentage compensation reduction. http://l...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.|
|Compensation for Unpaid Sick Leave|
Clarifies that discretion is granted to state-supported institutions of higher educaiton on whether or not to compensate all employees for unpaid sick leave on retirement or death.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.||Retirement Benefits|
The state board of education may establish an optional retirement program under which contracts providing retirement and death benefits
may be purchased for members of the teaching staff and officers of community colleges and postsecondary professional-technic...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2010||P-12|
|University of California Retirement Plan|
A.B. 1610 - University of California Retirement Plan
From bill summary: Existing provision expresses legislative intent that no new general fund augmentation be made available for contributions to the University of California Retirement Plan. New legislation repeals this provision. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||Postsec.|
|Part-Time and Temporary Faculty|
Expresses legislative intent that part-time and temporary faculty receive pay and benefits that are equal to those of specified tenured and tenure-track faculty, to the extent funding is provided, and that the California Community Colleges increase the percent...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
|Leave and Pay for Reservists|
Requires that a full-time employee of the state, local government or a school district who is a member of a reserve component of the armed forces or state militia must be given a leave of absence for any required training or duty. Requires that during the leav...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
|Administrator and Teacher Salaries|
Requires the governing board of each school district, public university, and community college to report to the state board of education or board of higher education the base salary and benefits, including vacation days, sick days, bonuses, annuities and retir...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2009||Postsec.||CUNY/Employee Agreement|
Relates to the implementation of the terms of a written agreement between CUNY and its employee organization, including salary increases and benefit modifications. Appropriates funds therefor. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08898&sh=t...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.||Faculty Salaries|
Makes certain part-time faculty members at public institutions of higher education eligible for the same health care benefits as full-time faculty members; requires the State Board of Education and State Board of Higher Education to establish baselines and con...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.||Labor Relations at the University of Wisconsin|
Enacts provisions related to labor relations and collective bargaining for faculty and academic staff at the University of Wisconsin. Establishes definitions, rights of employees to bargain collectively, and duties of the state, including the duty of the board...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Work During Natural Disaster or Other Extraordinary Circumstance|
Provides that the requirement that 6 months elapse between a higher education state employee's merit salary increases does not apply to a one-time merit payment if the chief administrative officer of the institution of higher education determines in writing th...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|K-12 and Postsecondary Employee Benefits|
Directs the Office of State Personnel, Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina Community Colleges, and the University of North Carolina to develop an employee benefits statement that reflects the current value of employee benefits provided to state, p...
|ID||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Retirement Programs|
Adds to existing law to provide that the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho may establish additional retirement plans for members of the teaching staff and officers of the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, B...
|KS||Signed into law 03/2009||Postsec.||Retirement Plans Non-Teaching Positions|
Concerns regents institutions; relates to participation in mandatory retirement plans for faculty and other employees of the state board of regents.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12|
|State Agency and Higher Education Compensation|
From the bill synopsis:
--Provides budget increases and decreases for the compensation of state and higher education employees not including school district personnel
--Provides for a 3% cost of living allowance for state and higher education employees not in...
|Pay Increase for Employees in Unclassified State Service|
E.O. 15 and 17
Executive Order 15: http://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/15ExecOrderStateEmployeePay.pdf
Executive Order 17 amends Executive Order KBB 2007-15 to clarify its application to unclassified employees of registrars of voters; includes students and graduate assista...
|Study of Public Employee Retirement Systems|
Requests that the legislative council designate an appropriate interim committee or assign sufficient staff resources to study public employee retirements systems and produce a
legislator's guide on the state's public employee retirement plans that includes c...
|NM||Signed into law [Partial Veto] 04/2007||Postsec.|
|Faculty Endowment Fund Distributions|
Changes provisions and distributions of the faculty endowment fund. Reconciles conflicting amendments to the same section of laws by repealing laws 2003, chapter 379, section 1.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||Postsec.|
|Part-Time Faculty Pay Scale|
Directs the higher education department to work with public post-secondary educational institutions to establish a pay schedule for part-time faculty to be subject to legislative appropriation.
|Technology Donation Program; Higher Ed. Councils; Health Education Loan Program|
Requires the state's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to create and implement a program to refurbish and donate state surplus computers which are no more than four years old from state agencies to public schools and low-income school children; encourages the CTO...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2006||Postsec.||Postsecondary Teachers Negotiations|
Act No. 373
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Teaching Assistants' Association, AFT, Local 3220, AFL-CIO, for the 2003- 05 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the University of Wiscon...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2006||Postsec.|
|Teaching Assistants Collective Bargaining|
Act No. 374
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Teaching Assistants' Association, AFT, Local 3220, AFL-CIO, for the 2005- 07 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the University of Wiscon...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2006||Postsec.||Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association Collective Bargaining|
Act No. 384
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association, AFT/WFT, Local 2169, AFL- CIO, for the 2005-07 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the Univers...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.||Higher Education Alternate Retirement Plans|
Provides that colleges or universities may increase the employer contribution rate for higher education alternate retirement plans to equal the employer contribution rate under the teacher retirement system. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/pub...
|MA||Signed into law 10/2004||Postsec.||Retirement and Research Faculty Salaries|
Relates to providing creditable service for retirement purposes for certain research faculty employed at the University of Massachusetts. Provides that any member employed by the University and subsequently directed to accept employment with an institute or fo...
|Tenure Track vs. Temporary Faculty|
Requires the board of governors and the trustees, and would request the regents, to adopt policies regarding the appropriate balance of temporary and permanent/tenure-track faculty for their respective systems and to report these respective policies, and the r...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2004||Postsec.|
|Teachers Retirement System|
Adds a new section of law. Enacts the Alternate Retirement Plan for Eligible Employees of Participating State Institutions of Higher Education Act of 2004. Alternate retirement plans, shall, for eligible employees and electing employees, provide retirement and...
|State Personnel Board|
Removes the repeal on the State Personnel Board; provides that the State Board of Education may increase the salary of the State Superintendent of Public Education upon the approval of the State Personnel Board. Exempts state superintendent of education from ...
|NC||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Community College Shared Leave|
Provides that state employees, public school employees, and community college employees may share leave voluntarily....
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Faculty Compensation Disparity Study and Report|
Requires the board to conduct a study and make findings and recommendations the board considers appropriate regarding any disparity between the salary and benefits received by part-time faculty members and the salary and benefits received by full-time faculty ...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Faculty Contracts|
Relates to procedures governing employment contracts for faculty members at public institutions of higher education. An institution of higher education is not required to provide an annual contract to tenure or tenure-track faculty, but must provide tenure an...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12|
|Public Employee Retirement Systems|
Revises the defined contribution plan provisions under the public employees retirement system; limits liability; revises the allocation of current contributions to an education fund; revises how family law orders and execution of withholding and support obliga...