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12-7-12 - To All University Employees

Dear SIU Employee,

As a follow-up to our statewide Illinois Public Universities Presidents and Chancellors meeting this week in Chicago, I would like to share with you the letter which has been sent to the Governor and legislative leaders reflecting our position on current pension talks.

There is much conjecture concerning when this issue will be revisited by the General Assembly. There continue to be additional proposals put on the table for consideration, but to my knowledge, none are comprehensive and thorough enough to merit a majority vote in the General Assembly. I will continue to work with the university leadership in the state and to meet with various legislators on this issue. This letter is a summation of where we stand at this particular moment.

I wish you the happiest of holidays and will keep you informed during the critical lame duck session in January.

Message From Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan pdf

Sincerely,

Glenn Poshard
President
Southern Illinois University

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