March 24, 2019 (WASHINGTON INSIDER ALERT) - Due to the COVID-19 national emergency and the tremendous strain the pandemic is inflicting upon campuses, the American Council on Education (ACE) has asked Congress to include between $50 and $60 billion in the next emergency-relief bill to support higher education. Unfortunately, the latest version of the bill includes just $6 billion for higher education — a small fraction of what is truly needed to support students, faculty and staff during this critical time.
As last-minute negotiations around the bill continue, senators and members of Congress need to hear firsthand from chief human resources officers about the challenges colleges and universities are confronting during this emergency, specifically in light of revenue losses that are adversely impacting institutional ability to sustain pay and benefits.
CUPA-HR urges you to:
The situation in Washington is extremely fluid and action is needed as quickly as possible. Please work with your institution to make sure your congressional delegation understands the consequences that inadequate support will hold for the college and university workforce.