Academic Professionals,

Did you know… that the Visiting AP contract with the university requires monthly Labor Management Meetings with Academic Human Resources? If you have questions about your working conditions or need clarification on any policy regarding your workplace then let us know. Reply to this email with any questions or concerns that you’d like us to bring to the meeting and we’ll report back! Your identity will remain anonymous.

IPACE Recommendation Meeting

The IEA IPACE committee will be holding an interview and recommendation meeting for Illinois House Districts 103 and 104. All IEA members who contribute to political action are invited to attend and join the discussion. Local association presidents have the important responsibility of casting votes, on behalf of their local, for the candidate they believe should be recommended by IEA-IPACE. By all members can attend and participate. House District 103 is a contested race between newcomers, Democrat Carol Ammons and Republican Kristin Williamson. Rep. Chad Hays is an incumbent member of the Illinois House District 104 and has been recommended by the IEA in the past.

As public employees we know how important the decisions made in Springfield are to our livelihood, working conditions and our economy. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Chad Jordon by July 31, 2014. You will need to give him your name and tell him that you are a member of the Association of Academic Professionals. (800-252-8076, ext. 2242 or If you have other questions you can contact the Champaign IEA Office at 217/384-2906.

The IPACE Committee (Illinois Political Action Committee on Education) will conduct a candidate recommendation meeting for House Districts 103 & 104 on:

DATE:  Tuesday, August 5, 2014

TIME:  10:00 a.m. “Working” Breakfast

PLACE:  IEA Regional Office
2110 Clearlake Blvd., Ste. 103
Champaign, IL 61822

Please RSVP by Thursday July 31, 2014, to Chad Jordon at 800-252-8076, ext. 2242 or

IEA Higher Ed Conference

IEA has extended the deadline to submit requests for funding to attend the October IEA Higher Education Conference. The new deadline for requests to be received is August 15.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Suites in Elk Grove Village on October 10-11. The conference agenda includes Friday evening entertainment and a reception with roundtable discussions and opportunities for networking, Saturday sessions on a variety of topics of interest to higher education members, good food and a drawing for fantastic door prizes at the end of the conference! You won’t want to miss it!

Complete and submit the request form found here and e-mail it to You will be notified by the end of August if you are approved for funding

AAP Twitter Account

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