Regent Merit System Staff (AFSCME)

As of July 1, 2017, terms of employment for Regent Merit System staff are based upon Iowa Code as well as:

Many aspects of Merit staff employment remain unchanged following revisions to Iowa’s collective bargaining law. Some practices change effective July 1, 2017, while others may evolve depending on operational needs and best practices:

Aspects that haven't changed

  • Discipline for cause (Merit Rules) at 681-3.116(8A)
  • Ability to appeal through a grievance procedure (Operations Manual)

Aspects that change effective July 1, 2017

  • For fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, no merit/step increases (University Salary Policy)
  • Merit employees with a hire date of July 1, 2017 and beyond will move to university benefits package including health insurance (Merit employees hired prior to that date will change benefit packages January 1, 2018) - Merit Staff Health Insurance
  • Job postings:
    • 10 days required
    • No contract transfer priority based on seniority
  • Overtime based upon hours worked over 40 per week*
  • Recognition and reward options:
    • Pay for Exceptional Performance

Aspects where changes may occur, as practices are established to better meet the needs of your work setting

  • Vacation scheduling practices
  • Overtime equalization practices
  • Change in work schedules
  • Definition of unit for purposes of layoff
  • Medical leave (excluding FMLA obligations)

Grievance Policy and Resources

Merit System Grievance Process (UI Operations Manual)

Merit System Grievance Form (pdf)

Contact Information

Employee and Labor Relations

Campus Address
121-20 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 20
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States