Tonight’s (1/23/2017) General Membership Meeting at Busch Campus Center has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions in the area. Please proceed home safely and instead attend an upcoming lunchtime meeting on your campus. Busch campus will hold its meeting on Thursday. Other campus meetings will be announced soon and posted here: http://www.ura-aft.org/events/.
With the implementation of Cornerstone we have reached out to our membership to get their views and impressions of the system.
Here’s what they are saying:
I don’t think they should have rolled this out university wide when it doesn’t work. My expense reports are still going to approvers that have nothing to do with our department after repeated request to correct the issue. I have suppliers calling asking for their payments of which I can do nothing about. People are furious.
Since nothing with this new system works, we continually try to process the same thing over and over again. When you call the help desk, their mailbox is full or the person on the other end says not even to put in a ticket because nobody knows the answers! It is a disaster and causes so much stress, I was in tears more than once.
Total waste of money, simple ordering tasks require 3 to 4 times long to complete. My time that should be spent helping students not wasting time on a poorly designed and implemented system.
Read more of what your colleagues have to say about Cornerstone at this link and join us at a campus meeting or our January 23rd General Membership meeting to discuss the impact of Cornerstone, workload issues, and what we need to do next.
Carrying the Weight of Cornerstone?
URA members continue to report huge problems with Cornerstone systems – problems that have significantly increased the workload for many. Our contract provides important protections against excessive workload. At the same time, some departments have created best practices that are addressing some of the biggest problems. Share your views and concerns. Tens of millions of dollars have gone to outside firms working on this project. If you are working extra, you deserve a slice of that pie.
Winter Break Reminder!
As we approach the winter holiday break, here’s a reminder that virtually every URA member who works on a holiday has rights to — compensation in time and money. The information is contained in Article 16 – Holidays in the URA Agreement:
In addition, after six (6) months of employment, employees will be granted two (2) personal holidays. The rules for use of individually selected personal holidays will be governed by those applicable to administrative leave as provided in Article 3 of this Agreement.
December 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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