Announcement from Patti Dion, Director of Employee Relations: AFSCME Day on the Hill 2011.doc
January 31, 2011
of Employee Relations
AFSCME Day on the Hill
Annual "Day on the Hill" will take place on Tuesday, March 22,
2011. This is an event where AFSCME members jointly visit the legislature
in order to lobby for more money, or fewer budget cuts, for the University of
The University supports AFSCME in this effort of emphasizing the University's
importance to the state of Minnesota. Therefore, the University has
agreed to allow AFSCME Union members to participate in the "Day on the
Hill" activities without loss of pay.
Supervisors of AFSCME employees are encouraged to work with their interested
AFSCME employees to arrange for maximum participation in this day's
events. Participating AFSCME employees shall be allowed time off with pay
that is not subtracted from vacation, sick leave, or compensatory time
balances. The expectation is that employees interested in attending the
event contact their supervisors ahead of time so the appropriate staffing
arrangement can be made in the department.
Again, the University supports this activity. Please work with your
employees to attempt to allow interested employees to participate. If you
have questions about the University's position on this event, please contact
your HR Consultant.