The University Senate of Michigan Technological University
AMENDMENTS TO PROPOSAL 15-02, PROCEDURES FOR A FINANCIAL CRISIS
The following sections of Proposal 15-02 are amended as follows.
B. Committee Membership
3. Reconfiguration Committee (RC): A working advisory group consisting of the Executive Budget
the Officers of the University Senate, two members of the Senate Finance
Committee designated by the Senate, the President of Staff Council, and the Deans of the
Colleges and Schools, and three tenured faculty and two professional staff members will be
selected by the Senate with regard to familiarity with university finances, gender, race, and unit
membership. A representative from Human Resources shall serve without vote. Chaired by the
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.
D. Procedures for a Financial Crisis
c. For faculty and/or other non-union employees who are removed, special provision shall be
made including, but not limited to the following:
- Every effort shall be made to provide suitable placement elsewhere in the University.
- Preferential rehiring of removed persons to fill any vacancy for which they are qualified
within the University, for a period of
at least three years after their removal.
- Faculty who were tenured and who are rehired as faculty will be rehired with tenure.
- Persons who are rehired will not lose credit for previous years of service, and will
have the same fringe benefits as current employees. Sick leave that has accrued prior
to the layoff would be reinstated.
- Faculty members removed during a Financial Crisis
may will at their request be appointed as adjunct
faculty members, and will be entitled to continuation of at least these prerogatives: access
to library, parking, computing, access to Career Center facilities and personnel, cultural,
and recreational facilities afforded non-removed faculty; status as graduate faculty; use
of granting and contract offices. Regular full- and part-time non-union staff who are
removed will be afforded similar prerogatives.
- Regular full- and part-time non-represented staff who are removed will be entitled to
continuation of at least these prerogatives: access to library, parking, computing, access
to Career Center facilities and personnel, cultural, and recreational facilities.
- All faculty and non-represented staff removed would be guaranteed a 2-month
continuation of health benefits.
- Faculty and staff who are removed are eligible to receive health insurance at rates
available to them under COBRA.
- Eligibility for employee education programs and tuition reduction incentive programs will
at least three years after removal.
Adopted by Senate: 14 January 2004
Approved by President: 22 January 2004