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Adjunct Faculty Union Information

Saint Louis University - SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement

On May 2, 2017, adjunct faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 1 voted to ratify a five-year collective bargaining agreement with Saint Louis University.

The contract reflects Saint Louis University's ongoing commitment to its faculty, staff and students.  It builds upon the strong foundation established by Saint Louis University while providing the flexibility needed to address organizational and programmatic changes as part of the ongoing operational excellence program.

This collective bargaining agreement has been updated and executed for 2022-2027; the details are available to print and download.  Key provisions include:

  • Recognition (Article 2, p.2)
  • Union Dues and Agency Service Fees (Article 4, p.4)
  • Access to Services (Article 10, p.12)
  • Compensation (Article 11, p.13)
  • Professional Development (Article 12, p.17) -- See below for Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Fund Reimbursement Request process
  • Other Benefits (Article 13, p.18)
  • Appointments and Assignments (Article 14, p.18)
  • Duration and Notice (Article 22, p.30) 

Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Fund Reimbursement Request

Adjunct faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education may apply for reimbursement for reasonable costs associated with professional development activities which will contribute to the improvement of teaching, as outlined in Article 12 of the collective bargaining agreement.

The maximum reimbursement for an adjunct faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Education is $1000 per academic year, and the fund is capped at $15,000 annually for the term of the agreement. Requests must be submitted and approved before the activity occurs, and they will be reviewed on October 1, December 1, February 1, and April 1. Applicants will be informed of the decision to reimburse within two weeks of review.

All University travel requires a trip number, and if your request for reimbursement is approved you must obtain a trip number. This is done through Workday via the following steps:

  1. From the Workday home page, click on the Requests icon under your Applications
  2. Click Create Request
  3. Request Type:  Select or type in ‘Trip ID’

Trip ID

  1. Input all fields
    • Describe the Request
    • Traveler's First Name
    • Traveler's Last Name
    • Destination City
    • Destination State of Country
    • Trip Start Date
    • Trip End Date
    • Travel Type
      • Choose US50 if domestic
      • Choose Foreign if international
  2. Click Submit
  3. On the next screen, click the Review button
    • Review your input
    • Resolution: Select or type in 'Done'
  4. Click Submit
  5. Note the trip number you are assigned

The trip ID number will automatically be delivered to your notifications.  To access your notifications, click on the bell icon in the upper right-hand corner of the Workday screen near your profile picture.

All travel arrangements for the University must be made through TravelPlex (travel agency) or Cliqbook/Concur (online booking system, which is available through the mySLU portal); this includes air, hotel and car rental reservations. The only exception to this is a conference hotel reservation, which can be made directly through the conference hotel. In order to book your travel through Cliqbook/Concur, you must have a travel profile on the site.

If you need help with Cliqbook/Concur and/or obtaining a trip number, please contact your department administrative assistant if you are in the College of Arts and Sciences or Elizabeth Nutt at if you are in the School of Education.

Apply for reimbursement from the professional development fund