Monday, July 18, 2005

Joe Heim at Lacrosse asks for letters against paying for pensions

Jim Simmons passed along this email


Please take Joe Heim's advise (see below) but do not use your office computers or university stationary when you contact the Governor or your legislators.


Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 16:07:52 -0500
From: Joe Heim
Subject: 1.5 Pension Contribution

>To: Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff
From: Joe Heim, UW-La Crosse Faculty Representative

As part of my duties as Faculty Representative, I believe that the faculty need to see this as soon as possible.

We've heard that the Governor's office is not hearing from folks about
the importance of a veto of the 1.5% pension contribution when pay plan is expected to be about 2% per year. You may wish to communicate the impact that this would have on recruitment and retention of valuable faculty and staff. Communications should not be by state e-mail. A call to the Governor's office 608-266-1212 would be helpful or notes on personal stationery. These communications are counted and reported to the Governor and need to happen ASAP. Thank you.

The Governor's address is:

Governor James Doyle
Office of the Governor
115 East State Capitol
Madison, Wi. 53702

Joseph P. Heim
Department of Political Science/Public Administration
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601
Office Phone: (608) 785-6640
FAX: (608) 785-8486

James R. Simmons, Chair
Political Science Department
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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