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History of DPB Requests to UM System Administration. >10 Yrs MU Faculty Council Resolution and Request 2008 MU Status of Women Request with Chancellor Support UMSL Resolution and Request UMKC Resolution and Request 2010 MU Resolution and Request

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history of dpb requests to um system administration
History of DPB Requests to UM System Administration

>10 Yrs MU Faculty Council Resolution and Request

2008 MU Status of Women Request with Chancellor Support

UMSL Resolution and Request

UMKC Resolution and Request

2010 MU Resolution and Request

2011 Intercampus Faculty Council Request

Developed Business Case Justification for Inclusion

Agenda for RSB Committee

Write-in Campaign

competition for faculty administrators
Competition for Faculty/Administrators
  • 47/50 States have Universities/Colleges with DPB
  • Publics: KS, AR No; IL, IA Yes
  • Average length of time with DPB is 11 years (longest 21 yrs)
  • Not limited to secular schools
  • (Baylor Medical, Marquette, U Denver, Furman, Elon, Pacific Lutheran, Southern Methodist)
missouri higher education institutions with domestic partner benefits
Missouri Higher Education Institutionswith Domestic Partner Benefits
  • William Woods College (Fulton) (2011)
  • Westminster College (Fulton) (2009)
  • Stephens College (Columbia) (2010)
  • Drury College (Springfield)
  • Avila College (Kansas City, MO)
  • Shawnee Mission Community College (Kansas City, KS)
  • Webster University (St. Louis)
  • Washington University (St. Louis) (1994)
  • Metropolitan Community College (St. Louis)
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy (St. Louis)
Competition for Faculty and Staff

Companies Headquartered in Missouri with DPB

AMC Entertainment Inc

Ameren Corp

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc

Brown Shoe Company, Inc

Brian Cave, LLP

Cerner Corp

Cms Communications

Data Research Associates

Design Consultants, Inc

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Inc

Express Scripts, Inc

Fred Pryor Seminars/Careertrack

Graybar Electric Company, Inc

H&R Block

Hallmark Cards, Inc

HNTB Companies

Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

Jacobs Civil Inc

Loanscapes, LLC


Midwest Library Service

Monsanto Co

Nestle Purina PetCare Co

PolsinelliShughart PC

Progressive Medical Inc

Pulitzer Inc

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Sizewise Rentals Llc

Smithkline Beecham Consumer

SSM Health Care System

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

State Street Kansas City

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Thompson Coburn LLP

competition for staff
Competition for Staff



Cisco Systems, Inc

Dell Inc

Apple Inc

Blackboard Inc

Adobe Inc

Corning Inc

Hewlett-Packard Co

Intuit Inc

Lexmark International

McAfee Inc

Microsoft Corp

Motorola Inc

Xerox Corp

Peoplesoft Inc


Abbott Labs

Baxter Corp

Berlex Inc

Boehringer Ingelheim

CVS Caremark

Eli Lilly


Johnson & Johnson

Merck & Co


Pfizer Inc


Aerospace Industries

Boeing Co

Goodrich Corp

Honeywell International

Lockheed Martin

Northrop Grumman


United Technology Cort

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Competition for Staff

Food Industry

7-Eleven Inc

Aramark Corp

Berger King Corp

Campbell Soup Co

Cargill Inc

Coca-Cola Co

ConAgra Foods Inc

Dean Foods

Dole Foods Inc

Dunkin Brands

General Mills


Kraft Foods

Frito Lay/Quaker

State Farm


Century Link




Home Depot

JC Penney







Postal System

Columbia City

St Louis City

Kansas City

Jackson County

Boone Hospital

H.J. heinz Co

Hershey Co

Kellogg Co

Kraft Foods

Kroger Co

McDonald’s Corp

MillerCoors LLC


Sara Lee

Walgreen Co

what next
What Next?
  • SPRAC Letter to Owens and the Board of Curators?
  • More push on individual Curators (faculty have minimal contact!)
  • CEOs? If you know prominent business people, have them write.
    • H&R Block
  • Remember the inequality issue and our non-discrimination statement!
    • Total Compensation Philosophy

Does not include cost of buying private insurance or pre-tax differential

does lack of dpb impact hires
Does Lack of DPB Impact Hires?

Faculty Lost Hires (2008-2010)

  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work (Female, White/Caucasian, 40's)

Tenure-track: Human Environmental Sciences; September 2007- August 2008

The applicant said that she had a partner and wanted partner benefits. She obtained an offer from another university (University of Louisville) that has partner benefits so she accepted that position. We had not yet made an offer but she was our top candidate and we were about to make the offer. But she knew that we did not have partner benefits.

  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work (Female; White/Caucasian, 30's)

Tenure-track;; Human Environmental Sciences; September 2008 - August 2009

Met candidate at national meeting for screening interviews. She said at that time that she had a partner and would need partner benefits or a job for partner. Partner has children. We brought candidate to campus for interview and made an offer. She brought partner to Columbia to look for a job but didn't find anything suitable. Candidate declined offer. In this case if we had partner benefits it might not have been enough unless partner benefits would also include partner's children.

  • Assistant professor, Women and gender studies (Female; Black/African American, 20’s)

Tenure-track; September 2006 - August 2007

All I recall is that the faculty member informed us that she no longer wanted to be considered because of the lack of partner benefit policy. I also have a faculty member who is currently looking for a job because of the lack of a policy. Withdrew after applying - before action on application

  • Professor, British Literature (Female, White/Caucasian, 40's)

English, September 2009- August 2010

Expressed interest in MU, but changed mind when I said there were no same-sex benefits here at this time. Refused to apply

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Does Lack of DPB Impact Hires?

Chair of a department in the College of Education

  • Tenured position, September 2006 - August 2007 (Female, White/Caucasian, 40's)

Candidate did not apply for a position as a department chair in the College of Education. Candidate was successfully recruited to be Associate Dean of Education in a major Big Ten University. She did not apply because there were no partner benefits at the University of Missouri.

Director of Development Research

  • Administrator - department head or higher (Female, White/Caucasian, 40's)

Development; September 2008 - August 2009

During a trip the Association of Prospect Researchers for Advancement (APRA)in August 2008 I attended the conference to recruit for a new director of development research in the Office of Development. When I returned I started looking through some of the possible recruits that I had identified. One of the possible recruits was an associate director of development research at a Big 10 University. In September I started doing some background checks on her and determined that she was a very good recruit, somebody with the skills, talent and leadership I was looking for in a candidate. I started to pursue her with an initial telephone interview, which went well. After that discussion she became more interested and we had a follow-up discussion where she started asking about benefits, the university and the city of Columbia. During the conversation she mentioned that she had a partner and that it would be important that they have benefits because it may be a while before her partner could get a position and she inquired about domestic partnership benefits. Once I told her that we did not have domestic benefits she wanted to think about applying for the position. After some she thought she called back and said that because we didn't have domestic benefits that she couldn't consider the position because she couldn't risk moving here and not have benefits for her partner who may not be able to find a position immediately and that they had a child. Refused to apply

Vice Chair position at the School of Medicine

  • Non-tenurable ranked faculty. September 2008 - August 2009 (Male, White/Caucasian, 40's)

I took on the leadership of a department. I had anticipated bringing one of my strongest colleague from my previous institution to serve as vice chair of clinical services. He was very interested in pursuing the position and we discussed having him interview here. He asked me about domestic partnership benefits, which I assumed existed here, since they had been at my previous institutions for nearly 20 years. When I found out they did not apply here I told my colleague. He declined the interview for financial reasons (needing health insurance for his partner with a preexisting condition) but his partner also persuaded him not to apply to a "hostile" institution. Refused to apply

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Competition for Staff

2009 Employers Responding to the HRC with Partner Health Insurance

Corporate Equity Index

Fortune 100 83 (83%)

Fortune 500 293 (59%)

Fortune 1000 404 (40%)

AMLAW 153 (77%)

>9300 Private Sector Companies with >500 Employees have DPB

domestic partner benefits cost and utilization
Domestic Partner Benefits: Cost and Utilization

After more than a decade of experience with employers offering domestic partner health benefits, the cost to most employers has been negligible.

Overall Impact on Benefits Cost

A 2005 Hewitt Associates study found that the majority of employers — 64 percent — experience a total financial impact of less than 1 percent of total benefits cost, 88 percent experience financial impacts of 2 percent or less and only 5 percent experience financial impacts of 3 percent or greater of total benefits cost.

Utilization / Enrollment

Rates of enrollment have not been particularly high. Possible explanations most commonly cited for this are that same-sex domestic partners are likely already covered by their own employer, or that the employee is simply unwilling to disclose their sexual orientation for fear of discrimination.

A 2005 study by Hewitt Associates found an average of 1 percent of eligible employees elected coverage for a domestic partner and that an average of 1 percent of employees elected coverage for dependents of a domestic partner.