MIT & MIT GSU CBA Updates

MIT and the MIT GSU have reached their first collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Officially ratified by the union’s members on September 22, the CBA is effective immediately and will change some of the ways we manage our graduate educational and research enterprise.

To implement some of the CBA’s requirements, we are issuing updated policies and housing these updates on this page. Please note that the information in the current Graduate Policies and Procedures (GPP) may not reflect such changes. 

Questions

FAQ

Resources

Trainings

  • GAP/Atlas App demos
    TBD.
  • Department Faculty and Staff Supervisor Trainings
    During these visits, members of the CBA implementation team will explain to your faculty, PIs, lecturers, instructors, and other department staff who supervise graduate students, what their new contractual obligations are and answer any questions. Please reach out to Elizabeth Hoy (e.hoy@mit.edu) to schedule your session if you have not already.
  • DLCI Leadership + Staff Trainings
    A deeper dive into the MIT GSU – MIT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and what it means for your department and the administration of your graduate programs. These sessions are complete. Slides can be found here (Touchstone authentication required.)

Training Materials / Recordings

  • GAP and Atlas app demo session (March 2024)
    • The recording of the demo can be found here. The following topics were covered: Appointment letter workflow; Student documentation process (FERPA, I-9, IPIA); Contact information update; and Notifications, including save & submit option for appointment letters.
  • GAP Demo Presentation & Transcript

Related Letters & Documents

For administrators, deans, and department heads

  1. GAP/Atlas Reports Now Available: May 9, 2024
  2. 2024 summer appointments due May 1; Open office hours: April 24, 2024
  3. Spring Update on Graduate Student Unionization: April 22, 2024
  4. FYI – Action Needed: Summer Appointment Letters: April 4, 2024
  5. Employment Unit: Required Field in Graduate Student Employee Appointments: April 2, 2024
  6. Final Policies for Academic and Employment Effort Accounting: March 4, 2024
  7. Reporting Feedback Requested: February 2, 2023
  8. Graduate appointment letters due this Friday, December 15 – December 11, 2023
  9. Student employee appointments – action needed: December 6, 2023
  10. Appointment letter process updates, office hours, supervisor reminder: December 4, 2023
  11. GAP and Appointment Letter Updates, New Office Hours: November 27, 2023
  12. GAP Updates Going Live. Supervisor Portal Ready for Use on 11/15: November 14, 2023
  13. CBA Meeting with Your Department: October 31, 2023
  14. GAP Demo Training #1 Follow-Up: October 27, 2023
  15. Graduate Student Eligibility for Benefits + Resources: October 23, 2023
  16. Pay Increases & Supplements per the CBA: October 13, 2023
  17. Follow-Up From The CBA Implementation Sessions: Oct 5, 2023
  18. Graduate Appointment Update: Oct 4, 2023

For graduate students

  1. Status of your transit pass reimbursement: January 22, 2024
  2. New vision plan: Special enrollment period from Dec 15, 2023 – Jan 15, 2024; coverage starts Feb 1, 2024
  3. Guidance on the new leaves policies in the MIT & MIT-GSU CBA: December 8, 2023
  4. Status of your transit pass reimbursement November 22, 2023
  5. FYI – Clarification: Union Dues and Agency Fees: November 16, 2023
  6. Updates to Grad Funding in Atlas: November 15, 2023
  7. Dental Plan Credit: November 7, 2023
  8. New MIT Directory Information Data Elements: November 2, 2023
  9. Graduate Student Eligibility for Benefits + Resources: October 23, 2023
  10. International Student Supplement Update: October 18, 2023
  11. Pay Increases & Supplements per the CBA: October 13, 2023

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