Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: The 125% Rule

This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “Faculty Rights Tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.


When faculty are hired they’re often told there are opportunities for additional employment in the summer or other “special sessions.” For many faculty this additional employment is a critical part of their income.

Article 36 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement covers the rules for additional work and places a limitation on that “overage” to 25% of a full time position. Any additional work in the CSU is limited to 25% of a full-time position so it is often called the “125% rule.”  

“Outside” employment is separate topic, covered in Article 35, and one we’ll address in another Headlines edition.

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