Variance Request Guidelines

Download the UF Variance Policies and Guidelines

These guidelines were developed by the UF Executive Board to help members and departments understand the general principles that guide E-Board decisions about contract variances. Variance requests should be made in writing to the Executive Board or Union President at


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  1. There is a maximum of .4 load that can be banked in summer, but no specific limit to summer load in the contract (unless I’ve missed something). We have had cases where a Department has refused to submit a schedule with what seemed like excessive load in the summer (despite a request from an individual faculty member), and we have had cases where managers have denied a schedule because someone seemed to be taking on too much (although usually we have managed to talk through this and find a plan with which everyone could live). This is probably something we should address in collective bargaining down the road.

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