As you know, SDHSA’s dues are only .9% of standard pay. You might also know that SDHSA dues are the least of any House Staff union in California. (These other House Staff unions typically charge 1.5 % or more). Unfortunately, in the 2020 August and September paychecks, UCSD failed to collect the correct amount of dues. When SDHSA caught the discrepancy in late August of 2020 (when the July Dues are paid), we immediately notified UCSD who informed SDHSA that they had made a “mistake.” SDHSA demanded that the mistake be fixed before the September paychecks. The UC came back and then claimed that they had transitioned over to a new computer system (UPath) and could not fix the problem in time for the September 2020 paychecks.

SDHSA went to task with UCSD. We were (and are) furious that UCSD’s solution was for SDHSA members to be charged with additional fees to make up for the shortfall in the 2020 August and September paychecks. In an effort to cause the least inconvenience to Members, SDHSA and UCSD agreed to charge the back dues owed to the October paycheck when represented House Staff receive the additional $3,000in Housing Stipend and $500 in Educational Stipend. As a result, your October paychecks may reflect deductions for any “back dues” owed. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.