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Faculty Senate OKs Anti-Retaliation Policy

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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UI officials voted on and approved faculty and Senate committee replacements as well as updates to the Anti-Retaliation Policy during Tuesday’s first Faculty Senate meeting of the semester.

Kevin Ward, the UI assistant vice president for Human Resources, gave a presentation regarding redesigning the compensation and classification.

The changes to the Anti-Retaliation Policy were originally made in light of a previous Supreme Court case ruling. The wording was revised yet again after a Faculty Council meeting Aug. 30.

The changes encompassed the definition of retaliation as “any materially adverse action or credible threat of a materially adverse action taken by the university, or member thereof, against any faculty member, staff member, or student for having made a good faith report of the university-related misconduct, or to deter such a report in the future, or against another covered individual because of a close association with someone who has made or may make such a report.”

The second item changed in this policy was the inclusion saying “adverse actions may also include actions or threats of action not related to employment or the workplace.”

Ward gave his update presentation to the Faculty Senate, iterating that the classification part of the plan has taken place in July 2010, and the compensation part of the plan will be implemented in October.

— by Jordyn Reiland


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