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April 26, 2004



Prefiled Resolution

(Final - Action)

FB.04.01 Resolution on Benefits

Whereas, The administration has historically focused faculty funding concerns primarily on salary and not benefits; and

Whereas, UIUC benefits are near the bottom of benefits in comparison to peer institutions; and

Whereas, Increases in benefits have not matched increases in costs of the services they cover; and

Whereas, The Urbana-Champaign Senate approved on March 17, 2003 a resolution that benefits are as important as salary, hence as salaries increase benefits need to increase proportionally, and urged the administration to develop a plan, in consultation with appropriate faculty groups, for attaining benefits that fall within the top third of those offered by peer institutions (FB.03.02); therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Urbana-Champaign Senate urges the administration to strongly oppose any reduction in healthcare, dental, and vision benefits or any increase in premiums or co-pay costs.

Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits

Norman Denzin, Chair

Jenny Barrett

Susan Cole

Harry Hilton

Alfred Kagan

Kazimierz Machala

James Davito, Ex officio

Anne Jennings, Ex officio (designee)

Terry Jobin, Observer

Mary Ellen O’Shaughnessey, Ex officio (designee)

Ronald Peters, Ex officio

Judy Rathgeber, Ex officio (designee)

Wesley Seitz, Ex officio