Update regarding salary increases

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that the university will be implementing salary increases, retroactive payments, and the COVID bonus as negotiated by the MSCA, APA and AFSCME unions and extended to NUP and NUC employees, as per the schedule below. The schedule was established by the Office of the Comptroller Statewide Payroll team.

  • Pay date of May 27, 2022:   The cost of living adjustments for FY21 and FY22 for eligible benefited MSCA, APA, AFSCME, NUP and NUC employees. 
  • Pay date of June 10, 2022:  The retroactive payments for cost of living adjustments for eligible benefited MSCA, APA, AFSCME, NUP and NUC employees.
  • Pay date of June 24, 2022:  The one-time COVID bonus payment for eligible employees.

Please refer to your most recent collective bargaining agreement for more details. You may direct any questions you may have to eo-hr@salemstate.edu or payrollSSU@salemstate.edu.  Please be advised that our HR and Payroll offices will be very busy processing these payments. Your patience over the next several weeks is greatly appreciated.

Emily E. Topacio ’02, ‘10G


Human Resources & Equal Opportunity

Contract Funding Approved!

Exciting news to share on this first day of April!

The Group Conference Committee has passed the supplemental budget bill that includes the funding for our APA contract! Next step: Governor Baker’s signature!

Once signed, the funds will be released to the Executive Office of Administration and Finance who will then transfer them to the Department of Higher Education who then transfers them to the individual state universities (talk about red tape!). 

Bottom line – we are looking at the money hitting our checks sometime this month!

Monthly Meeting Agenda – March

March 10, 2022

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  • Updates 
    • Commencement Concerns/Changing the Model for 2023
    • Leadership Meeting on 3/1
    • President Keenan 360 Review
  • Grievance Updates
  • Annual Meeting/Social Event
  • Bylaws Review
  • Tuition/Fees
  • New Business

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 5, 2022 from 1-2:30 PM
  • May 2, 2022 from 1-2:30 PM
  • June 8, 2022 from 1-2:30 PM

Monthly Meeting Agenda – February

February 17, 2022

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  • Budget Review
  • Grievance Update
  • Vacation Accruals
  • Role of Secretary and Vice President
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Bylaws Review
  • Management Meetings with SSU
  • Semi-Annual Review/Evaluation Process

Future Meeting Dates, 11 am -12:30 pm

  1. March 4, 2022 
  2. April 1, 2022 
  3. May 6, 2022 
  4. June 3, 2022 

A message of thanks!

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Happy Holidays to you all at Salem State – 
This is just a quick note of appreciation that I wanted to share with all of you regarding the service to the APA Union and Executive Board that Mike Pelletier has given over his terms as local chapter President.  

When you commit to serving on any kind of Board or Committee, only the people who serve with you know the sacrifice and effort that goes along with that commitment.  I want to acknowledge and express my thanks to Mike for all that he has contributed to the statewide APA membership.  Mike has always liked to “think differently” in negotiations and union events and activities, and he has never held back on expressing his opinions, agreement and disagreement with issues that present themselves.  Especially when talk of furloughs at Salem became a reality, he worked tirelessly to find a suitable solution and continued to work toward fair treatment for everyone.  He deeply empathizes with members who present issues that need addressing or resolution and ALWAYS works to support the member.  Salem State has had a very active and devoted representative on the APA Executive Board.  If you happen to run into him at the University, please thank him for all that he represents and for which he stands.  

Thank you, Mike, for your dedication to the APA, and for all the ideas and suggestions you were tenaciously willing to provide.  I know you will still serve the Salem members with the energy you always demonstrate!
Very Sincerely, Sherry H