Professional Staff Unions

Professional staff members at KU are represented by several unions.

State College and University Professional Association (SCUPA) is a subdivision of PASSHE employees comprised of but not limited to all full-time and regular part-time professional employees classified as state university administrators; Grant Funded Coordinators; and excluding nonprofessional employees, first-level supervisors, supervisors, management-level employees, confidential employees, and guards, as defined in the Act. They are the professionals who are the Assistant and Associate Directors of Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Activities, Residence Life, Judicial, Registrars, Tutorial and Academic Assistance Services, Career Services, Alumni Relations and grant-funded programs to name some of our State University Administrator positions.

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Local Contact: Frances Cortez-Funk, 610-683-4240

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFCSME) are employed in all areas of higher education, including clerical, maintenance, technical, and administrative services.

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Local 2234 Contact: Ray Dunkle, 610-683-4127

Public Safety Officers are represented by Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA).

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Local 506 Contact: Brandon Kendall (rank and file), 610-683-4002; Barry Althouse (supervisory), 610-683-4003

The Nurses at the Health and Wellness Center are represented by the Professional Employees International Union Healthcare of Pennsylvania (OPEIU).

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More >> OPEIU CBA:
Local contact: Charlene Boniscavage, 610-683-4082