Appendix U

10/18/16

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FACULTY BENEFITS

New Member Information

(Informational)

This document is a reference that provides information about the structure and function of the University Faculty Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits.

Membership (Assigned by the Committee on Committees and Rules) (subject to CC&R recommendation and Senate Approval)

  1. At least seven elected faculty senators
  2. Vice President for Human Resources (non-voting)
  3. Two additional resource members from the Office of Human Resources (non-voting)
  4. One retired faculty senator
  5. One representative from the Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits (JCIB)
  6. One representative from the Health Care Advisory Committee (HCAC)

Duties (amended from Senate Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6.0) (subject to CC&R recommendation and Senate approval)

The Committee on Faculty Benefits shall investigate and be the faculty’s voice on the adequacy and other attributes of the University’s provisions for total compensation (salaries and benefits), and any other associated perquisites affecting conditions of faculty employment. It shall maintain liaison with the Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits (JCIB) and the Health Care Advisory Committee (HCAC).

Mandated Reports

  1. Faculty Salary Report (Informational)
  2. Sponsor annual JCIB report each October, regarding the University Benefits reviewed by the committee in the prior year (Informational)
  3. Childcare Report (Informational)

The Committee shall report to and make recommendations to the Senate at least annually. The Committee on Faculty Benefits shall have the authority to approve its mandated Informational Reports for publication to the Senate Agenda. The committee shall send its Informational Reports to the Senate Council.

Relevant AD, HR, or other Policies (subject to change as University policies and programs warrant)

(https://guru.psu.edu/policies/)

Salaries and Compensation

  • HR05 – “Regular” and “Nonregular” University Employees (Replaced by HR103)
  • HR07 – University Appointments without Remuneration
  • HR31 – Determination of Payroll Classification Categories
  • HRG05 – ‘No-Pay’ Days in Lieu of Short-Term Leave of Absence
  • HRG06 – Vacation, etc. for Staff Schedules in an Academic Setting
  • HR41 – Setting Hourly Wage Payroll Rates for Part-Time and Casual Employees
  • HR42 – Payment of Personal Compensation by a State Agency or Department of the Commonwealth
  • HR90 – Extra Compensation for Exempt Staff Employees
  • HR88 – Full-time Equivalent Appointments

Retirement privileges and benefits

  • HR29 – Voluntary Phased Retirement
  • HR54 -Continuation of Group Insurance After Age 60, Age 65, and After Retirement or Death

Sabbatical leaves

  • HR17 – Sabbatical Leave
  • HR16 – Leave of Absence without Salary (Other Than for Active Military Service
  • HR19 – Leave of Absence for Active Military Service or Training
  • HRG15 – Support Funds and Outside Compensation During Sabbatical

Hospitalization and medical insurance

  • AD23 – Use of Institutional Data
  • AD22 – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • AD32 – Smoking Policy and Guideline
  • AD33 – A Drug-Free Workplace
  • AD43 – Statement on HIV/AIDS
  • AD53 – Privacy Policy (formerly Privacy Statement)

Travel reimbursement – In liaison with Global Programs for International Travel

Educational benefits

  • HR37 – Grant-in-Aid for Dependents

Other

  • AD73 – Accessing Athletic and Recreational Facilities
  • HR20 – Breastfeeding Support
  • HR48 – Child Care Program Policy
  • HRG18 – Paid Parental Leave for Faculty
  • HRG11 – Family and Medical Leave
  • HRG02 – Alternate Work Arrangements
  • HRG03 – Charging Sick Leave When Emotionally Ill
  • HRG04 – Charging Sick Leave When Hospitalized While on Vacation
  • HRG07 – Absence From Work for Pregnancy or Childbirth

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FACULTY BENEFITS

  • Susan Basso
  • Renee Borromeo, Chair
  • Victor Brunsden
  • Amy Dietz
  • Mark Horn
  • Peter Jurs
  • Cassandra Kitko
  • James Miles
  • Jamie Myers
  • Willie Ofosu
  • Erica Smithwick, Vice-Chair
  • Greg Stoner