Job Analysis and Job Conversions

Date: September 26th, Thursday
Time: 11.30 am to 1.00 pm
Location: Molecular Biology Research Building (MBRB), 900 S. Ashland Ave, Herman Auditorium
Presenters: Maureen Parks, Executive Director and Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Robert Crouch, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Ron Puskarits, Director of Compensation, UIC Human Resources
This Town Hall event will provide an update on job analysis and job conversions.

The presenters will address questions submitted via the registration form. They will also allow time at the end of the presentation to address the audience's questions.

SPEED Networking 
Date: September 5, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: 1152 MBRB Molecular Biology Research Building

The Academic Professional Advisory Committe (APAC) WILL BE HOSTING A SPEED Networking Event on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. It is aimed at bringing together APs interested in meeting their colleagues on campus, having a few minutes of one-on-one discussion to learn about what other APs are doing, and making new connections.

Pension/SURS Town Hall: The Constitutional Amendment

Date: Monday, October 22, 2012
Time: 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Location: College of Medicine West Tower Auditorium, 2nd floor Room 221, 1853 West Polk Street

“The Constitutional Amendment question on the Nov. ballot—if passed—would probably eliminate the current Illinois Constitutional Clause protecting benefits from being diminished or impaired.”
--John Kindt, Professor Emeritus of Business and Legal Policy, UIUC.
"Constitutional Amendment #49 creates very special problems for State Universities, and for those who are committed to their improvement…As we know, a Constitutional Amendment would last beyond our lifetime."
--Dick Lockhart, Lobbyist for the State University Annuitants Association (SUAA).
View the APAC/UIC-UNITED presentation on proposed Illinois Constitutional Amendment:
We encourage you to learn more about the amendment at the APAC/SUAA blog:
Understanding the Constitutional Amendment on the November 6th Ballot
The proposed amendment would require three-fifths votes in the House and Senate to enhance retirement benefits for public employees.  Coming in at over 700 words, the amendment is longer than the entire first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution (the Bill of Rights).  Please join our presenters, who will help you untangle the complicated language and share their perspectives on the potential implications if passed.  You will have an opportunity to submit questions during your registration which will be addressed at the close of the presentation.

Peer Learning: Managing Multiple Awards for a PI

Date: Thursday October 11, 2012
Time: 12:00 to -1:00 pm
Location: College of Medicine Research Building, Room 7175, 909 S. Wolcott Ave.

APAC and the Office of Grants & Contracts invite you to a Peer-to-Peer Learning Event.  Come share your best practices, tips, and questions related to managing multiple awards for a PI (for example, separating and allocating costs, managing effort commitments, and budgeting/rebudgeting).  This will be a round-table discussion organized to address the questions and topics submitted by attendees.  Capacity is limited to allow for active participation.

This event is open to all individuals who handle multiple awards for a PI, regardless of specific job title or classification (academic professional, civil service, etc.).

Peer Moderators: 
--Colleen Piersen, College of Pharmacy.
--Ahlam Al-Kodmany, Institute for Health Research & Policy.

Grants & Contracts Representative: 
--Ed Seighman, Assistant Director.


Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Presentation materials and resources:
Retirement, pensions, and pending legislation have captured the attention of the campus in recent months. Please join us for a Town Hall event featuring Lee Bridges from SURS to help answer your questions related to the State Universities Retirement System. You will have the opportunity to submit questions when you register, and there will also be time at the end of the presentation for audience questions. 

Pictured above from left to right: Robert Crouch, Assistant Vice President and Vice Chancellor for Human Resources (UIC), Jami Painter, Assistant Vice President, UA Employee Relations and HR (UA), Gloria Keeley, Assistant Vice President, OBFS Administrative Services (UA), Kim Morris Lee, Director of Organizational Effectiveness (UIC), and Wayne Stahl, Director of Organizational Effectiveness (UA).

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2012
Presentation materials and resources:
Are there potential staffing changes in your College or Department?
How will you minimize the impact? 
What institutional knowledge do you want to keep and how will you keep it? 
How will you seamlessly fill vacated positions with capable new hires? 


Academic Professional representatives from Chicago, Urbana, and Springfield met with President Michael Hogan at his home on Sept. 26 to discuss timely issues and concerns shared by all three campuses. The meeting primarily focused on AP/Civil Service conversions and University of Illinois hiring authority ("exemption authority"); pensions and health care concerns; the budget outlook; concerns related to the upcoming legislative session; and Administrative...[READ THE REST OF THIS STORY]