Made me sick to my stomach. The tension and condensation made going to work unbearable.
Painfully and ploddingly slow. Supervisors did not accept suggestions. The attitude was “this is the way we’ve always done it” was standard response to suggestions to save money and time management.
I never told people I worked at UConn because the general attitude of state workers was so negative. But of course the people that had that opinion didn’t work in this environment.
What is University of Connecticut sick leave policy? How many sick days do you get per year?
It depends on your union its current contract. You can see the details on HR's website. For faculty, there is no sick time or PTO. For professional staff (UCPEA), it can be more flexible if needed. We had a financial analyst in our office that took two months off as a combination of sick time, a little unpaid leave (he'd just joined a year before) and work from home (as a disability accommodation - otherwise, work from home is rarely an option). But that was entirely because of his director's policies.
Faculty work whatever their course schedule is. Most semesters, I was on campus 2 days a week, working 12-15 hour days, and then working 6-8 hour days off campus 3-4 days (almost always at least one weekend day). Exams & projects decreased time on campus and increased grading time off campus. Semester breaks I rarely went to campus, and worked a little at home depending on my research. Salaried staff work a 37.5 hour workweek by contract, and no overtime. Hourly employees are generally kept to 20 hours/week or less depending on their union and pay rate. Student employees are restricted in terms of hours per week during the semester. Management exempt employees (directors, deans, etc.) work 40-50 hours/week.
Raises and any potential merit pay are driven by 5-7 year contracts between almost all of the state employee unions (SEBAC) and the governor. The current contract froze pay for four years (not even cost of living adjustments), and then small raises starting this year (2020) - about 3-4% per year. Merit pay was also frozen, and depends on the union. AAUP (faculty) will get a small amount of discretionary merit (about $4,000-$7,000). Most staff (UCPEA) can't get merit unless there is something extraordinary about their performance. In 11 years, I've seen maybe four staff get merit pay. So forget about raises - what you are hired at, you should plan to live with for an extended period of time. The contract is up in two years, I think. You can read the contract on each union's site.
What is the vacation policy like at University of Connecticut? How many vacation days do you get per year?
It depends on your union and how long you've been with the university.
Atmosphere was extremely clicky and supervisors and employees that had job classes higher than yours would not interact with “the lower job classes”!!
What advice would you give the CEO of University of Connecticut about how to improve it?
Provide benefits. I believe some departments could do this in cases of Special Payroll.
Do u have experience working with Buffer machines or Do u have experience Stripping and waxing floors? Or using the carpet extractor machine??