Depletion of the Bargaining Unit
The House Officers Association has reached a Settlement Agreement with the University of Michigan Health System regarding the grievance - 7939, Depletion of the Bargaining Unit.
In May, through the University of Michigan attorneys, the Chief Resident position in all specialties was decidedly remaining part of the Bargaining Unit. Therefore, only the Surgical Specialties were being addressed by the grievance.
On June 3, Richard Holcomb and Kevin Newman, representing the University, and Michael Lanham and Avi Giladi representing the HOA, signed a Settlement Agreement which establishes that individuals in general surgery or any of the other surgical training programs, who are engaged in research or other academic development activities, are included in the bargaining unit during such time as they are engaged in research or other academic development activity, which is not considered necessary for Board eligibility.
This specifically addresses HO1’s that started in the 2013 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2012). The promotional increases will remain in place, as will all other HOA bargained for benefits and compensation (Lump Sum), including Disability Insurance, during the appointment.
Individuals who opt to extend their research time during their residency/fellowship training program are also included in the HOA during such extended research time.
To read the entire Agreement, click the link below:
Introducing the new HOA Board
The HOA would like to thank everyone who expressed an interest in a position on the Board. The following house officers have been elected.
Michael Lanham, OB/Gyn - President
Avi Giladi, Plastic Surgery - V. President
Erika Dickson, OB/Gyn - Secretary
Jack Li, Internal Medicine - Treasurer
Michael Stentz, Anesthesiology
Barry Deatrick, Thoracic Surgery
Joshua Glazer, Emergency Medicine
Justin Junn, OB/Gyn
Ketti Augusztiny, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Mansoor Arain, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics
Elections are held each May and positions are held from July 1 to June 30 of each year. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month and are open to ALL members who want to attend. For additional information contact Robin Tarter in the HOA office, 69205.
When Fatigue is an Issue Call Public Safety (734) 763-1131
Free taxi rides can be provided in emergency situations for faculty, staff, house officers, and students to return to their vehicle parked in remote lots or to any location (home, school, daycare provider, etc.). Eligible types of emergencies covered by the program include: house officer fatigue, personal illness, family illness or injury, unscheduled overtime or other mandatory work-related holdover, stranded carpool or vanpool riders. The service cannot be used to get to work, for weather-related inconveniences, pre-planned appointments, personal errands or travel between University buildings (including residence halls).
The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use of the program is limited to six times per permit year.
To request a ride, call the Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-1131.
Connecting with families, kids, partners, and each other!
The HOA has always championed house officers at work. Now, through HOA Connect, there is a structured effort to provide additional social opportunities for those special people in a house officer’s life.
HOA Connect originated as the Fellowship of Physician Spouses in 1979. The group was primarily focused on baby-sitting. With no support system in the Ann Arbor area, house-officer spouses began relying on one another when childcare needs arose.
Understanding that the group had needs beyond childcare, the Fellowship of Physician Spouses evolved into the Resident Support Network (RSN), and the focus became social events for HOA families and playgroups for the kids. Funds were limited, so the RSN solicited contributions to help cover expenses. With the growth of the HOA, financial support of the RSN also grew. In 2007, the HOA began its total funding of the RSN.
HOA Connect is divided into four subgroups: HOA Social, HOA Partners, HOA Kids, and HOA Families. This structure allows HOA Connect to meet the needs of the HOA’s broad membership.
The HOA membership survey identified the need for more support of a house officer’s significant other, and additional adults-only social functions. HOA Connect provides a more inclusive organization to meet these additional needs, and the former RSN is a large part of this group. HOA Connect is fully funded by the House Officers Association.
Visit the HOA Connect website.
Grab a sandwich in the HOA lounge, Friday June 14, and get your questions about disability insurance answered.
Last Lunch and Learn for exiting HO's. Mike Flynn will be bringing Jimmy John’s sandwiches into the HOA Lounge on Friday, June14th. He will be on hand to answer your questions about house officer disability insurance from 11 am to 1 pm.
If you can't make it on the 14th, you will need to make separate arrangements to meet with Mike at a mutually agreeable time.