College Committee on Professional Evaluation

College Committee on Professional Evaluation

As a professional employee, you have a right to a special appeals process if you receive a Performance Evaluation from your supervisor in which your performance is characterized as unsatisfactory. The appeals process is fully-described in Appendix A-28 of the UUP-State of NY collective bargaining Agreement, at pages 97-101 of the UUP-State Agreement.

According to the UUP-State Agreement, after you receive the finalized Performance Evaluation from your supervisor in which your supervisor has characterized your performance as unsatisfactory, you have a right to request a review by the College Committee on Professional Evaluation [the ”CCPE”]. The CCPE consists of three professional employees elected from the professional ranks of the UUP bargaining unit at UB, and two members appointed by UB President Satish Tripathi. The current members of the CCPE are:

Andy Koenig

Fred Covelli

Marcia Sickau

Appendix A-28 of the UUP-State Agreement requires that you send a written request for review within 10 working days of your receipt of the finalized Evaluation to the Chair of the College Committee on Professional Evaluation, and also send copies of your request to the UB President and your immediate supervisor. You may send this request for CCPE review via e-mail. The current Chair of the College Committee on Professional Evaluation is {NAME], a professional employee in the [NAME OF DEPARTMENT/OFFICE]. [CHAIR’S NAME]'s phone number is [CAMPUS PHONE NUMBER]; [her/his] email address is [EMAIL ADDRESS].

It is recommended that your written request for CCPE review state that "I have received a Performance Evaluation report in which my supervisor has characterized my performance as unsatisfactory. I hereby request that the College Committee on Professional Evaluation review my Performance Evaluation. I will be sending you a follow-up email detailing the reasons for my disagreement with my supervisor's Evaluation. I request that I be allowed to meet with the College Committee on Professional Evaluation to answer any questions they may have, and to explain the reasons for my disagreement with my supervisor's Evaluation."

You must submit your request for CCPE review within 10 working days of your receipt of the finalized Performance Evaluation in order for the CCPE to consider your request for review; it is absolutely critical that this time limit be met. The important thing is to get your request for review filed in a timely manner. While you can also attach a supporting memo to your request for CCPE review, stating the reasons for your disagreement with the Evaluation, along with any supporting documentation, you need not do so when you submit the initial request for CCPE review. If you need a little more time to prepare a memo setting forth the specific reasons for your disagreement with your Evaluation, or need a little more time to gather documentation to attach to your memo stating the reasons for disagreement, you can submit your initial request for CCPE review, and later follow it up with a another email/memo containing the specific reasons for your disagreement with the Evaluation. Again, the most important consideration is to send the request for review to the CCPE Chair, with cc’s to the UB President and immediate supervisor, within 10 working days of your receipt of the finalized Evaluation from your supervisor. You can then follow up your request with a memo stating your specific reasons for disagreement with the Evaluation and furnish any supporting documentation that you want the CCPE to consider. You should contact the Chair of the CCPE regarding the date by which they need to receive your follow up memo stating the specific reasons for disagreement with the Evaluation and any supporting documentation. You need not send cc’s of this follow-up memo to your supervisor and the UB President.

The CCPE has 25 working days from the date of its receipt of your request for review to complete its review and issue its recommendation to the UB President. The CCPE also sends copies of its recommendation to the professional employee and the employee’s immediate supervisor. The recommendation of the CCPE is advisory, not binding upon the UB President. The UB President then has 10 working days from his receipt of the CCPE’s recommendation to take such action as the UB President deems appropriate, and must give written notice of the disposition of recommendation to the professional employee, the immediate supervisor, the evaluator’s supervisor and the Committee on Professional Evaluation.

If you have any questions regarding the CCPE appeals process, please call one of your UUP Chapter representatives.