Updates and Opportunities

Good Afternoon APTE,

Lots of updates to share below, cheers!


FY 2018 Budget Approval:

I reported on the latest from APTE at last night’s BOT meeting and stayed for the budget discussion and vote. On behalf of all the APTE officers, I share in the sentiments below from our AFT Prof-Tech VP, Daniel Ohanlon.

As VP of Proftech of the ACCAFT Loca 6249, I am pleased to report to you that the ACC Board of Trustees voted and passed the 2018 budget this evening. The budget DOES include a 3% raise for employees. Additionally, the Board also passed the new “living wage” of $15.00/hr. As well, there were a series of positions which will receive market adjustments. Details can be found on pages 72-32 of the Board agenda.

The union is pleased with our efforts in conjunction with the internal association efforts. We look forward to a new year and new challenges before us. As always, I am available to speak to the officers and members at any meeting, so we can work together to ensure that APTE members are represented in all aspects of the College appropriately, fairly, and honestly.

Daniel J OHanlon

VP Professional Technical Employees

In addition, several adjunct professors, including AFA President, Vanessa Faz, spoke on the inequity of adjunct pay. I share this information with you in the hope that APTE members support our fellow ACC employees in making sure that pay raises are equal for all.

Here’s coverage from our local The Community Impact Newspaper:

Austin Community College members, adjunct faculty scrutinize unequal pay increases

I encourage everyone to also to read through the BOT agenda and watch the recording of the portion of last night’s meeting that focused on the FY 18 budget. Agenda is posted here and should soon contain the recording:


Great news from the Office of Sustainability about our APTE BBQ held last Thursday, 7/6:

Hi all,

I wanted to say a huge THANKS to everyone involved in the APTE BBQ Celebration last week. Thanks to the hard work of the event planners and our zero waste volunteers, more than 99% of waste was diverted from the landfill! Give yourselves a pat on the pack, this is great news!

Please feel free to share this success story with others and encourage them to make their next event zero waste.

Thanks again. I hope to see you all again soon at another Zero Waste event.

Best wishes,

Alyssa Halle-Schramm

Sustainability Coordinator

SXSW Opportunity

For those still pondering or might be interested in presenting at SXSW-EDU or SXSW next year, there will be a meet-up in Austin next week. There are alsomeet-ups in other cities if you happen to find yourself there on vacation. The meet-ups are free and provide you with information and the opportunity to get all your questions answered.

By the way, the panel picker process is open and proposals are due (including intro video) July 21.

Good luck and I hope to see some great ACC presenters next year.


Herb Coleman Phd

The Concealed Carry ACC policy has been finalized. http://www.austincc.edu/campus-carry

Sick Leave Pool (From ASC)

The ASC has reviewed and approved changes to the following Administrative Rule and the corresponding Guidelines/Procedures, and the drafts have been posted for comments from ACC employees:

​6.09.0​10 Sick Leave Pool

The draft​s are available for viewing and adding comments here:

A link to instructions for adding comments appears ​near the top of the page. The deadline for comments is July 31, 2017.

Please communicate this information to your members.

On behalf of the ASC, thanks and regards,
Catherine Namour
Executive Assistant to the EVP, Finance & Administration and
Interim EVP, Campus Planning & Operations

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