Faculty Rights Tip of the week: Local campus equity programs

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This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “faculty rights tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.


Now that Equity Year II has been funded on all campuses, the Collective Bargaining Agreement provides a mechanism for individual campus presidents to address the continuing problems of salary compression and inversion on their local campus.

31.14  After all presumptive awards have been distributed in their full amounts pursuant to 31.11 – 31.13, the President may make additional awards to address campus equity issues, including, but not limited to, discipline-based salary inversion and compaction. The President shall consult with representatives of the campus CFA chapter in developing the procedures and criteria to be used in determining the distribution of such equity awards.

We encourage campus presidents and CFA chapter leaders to meet and discuss ways to correct the local problems of faculty salary compression and inversion by using the provision in Article 31.14.  Here is an example of such efforts, a letter sent by the CFA Chapter Sacramento State CFA to President Gonzalez.

For more information on possible faculty equity programs on your campus contact your local CFA chapter faculty rights representative. Find your campus representative on the CFA web site.  http://www.calfac.org/faculty-rights-chapter-representatives

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