CFA Headlines • January 21, 2015

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Implementation of faculty raises underway—slowly

JAN. 21, 2015—The raises negotiated for CSU faculty members are being processed but, as CFA leaders reported in a message to CFA members last week, it is taking much longer than expected to get money into faculty paychecks.


CFA chapters move on campus-based Equity Pay programs

Campus-based equity pay programs are key elements in the new faculty contract.

These programs offer campus presidents an opportunity to address inversion and compression—salary problems that have plagued the CSU for well over a decade.

Past practices, including low-balling pay offers to new hires, contributed to the situation today. However, the precise nature of salary problems take different forms on different campuses so each Campus-Based Equity Pay must be tailored to the history of the campus.


CSU Trustees meet next week; CFA will be there

!t’s looking like a busy time for the CSU Board of Trustees at the Chancellor’s Office next week and CFA leaders will be there.

FEATURED EVENT—CSU Chancellor Timothy White’s “State of the CSU” address is slated for 12:30 pm Tuesday. Catch it on the live video feed that normally begins shortly before scheduled public events.


CFHE caps 8th National Gathering with call for student debt reform

Members of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education are calling for 10 states, including California, to institute a student loan refinancing program mirroring one proposed by United University Professions in New York


CFA has a brand-new address

You have heard about it and now it’s time to change those contact lists and address databases so you can mail CFA a letter or a membership form and find the HQ in person.

All mail should now be directed to:

California Faculty Association
1110 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

And don’t forget about updating those web sites and FB pages.

Email and phones remain the same:

(916) 441-4848


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Lecturers and Canceled Classes

Here’s a timely tip for Lecturers who may be assigned to a class that gets canceled in the first few weeks of the term. (From Article 12.5)

“… If a class is canceled prior to the third class meeting, the temporary employee shall be paid the portion of the term worked prior to the cancellation. If a class is canceled after the third class meeting, the temporary employee shall either be paid for the remaining portion of the class assignment or provided an alternate work assignment…”


CFA membership is easy & secure to complete online

Maybe you are a CSU faculty member who hasn’t yet joined CFA. Or maybe you have a colleague who just hasn’t got around to it.

You can join online – and so can that colleague.

It’s secure and fast using DocuSign technology that is approved for use by the California State Controller’s Office.

Or fill out that form and fax it or postal mail to CFA. 


Links of the week * January 21, 2015

Analyst: Jerry Brown underestimates state revenues by $2 billion
Associated Press


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