CFA HEADLINES • March 25, 2020


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CSU Announces New Temp Paid Leave Policy for Those Dealing With COVID-19

3/30 UPDATE: After CFA’s advocacy, the CSU expanded the leave to include non-benefits eligible faculty. The COVID-19 paid administrative leave was granted March 23 and lasts through the end of the calendar year, allocating up to 128 hours of paid leave time. Click here to see the updated guidance in full.


The CSU Chancellor’s Office announced a new temporary paid administrative leave benefit that started Monday and runs through the end of the calendar year.


CFA Leaders Highlight Members’ Work at CSU Board of Trustees Meeting

The March CSU Board of Trustees meeting was a scaled down affair due to coronavirus shelter-in-place directives. 


Borrowers Eligible for 60-Day Reprieve from Student Loan Payments

Anyone paying back federal student loan debt can request a 60-day pause due to disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.


In Other News…

DON’T FORGET THE U.S. CENSUS:  There’s been a lot of ongoing uncertainty with everything surrounding the current pandemic, the 2020 Census included. But now more than ever, we need to make sure everyone is counted so we can have the proper funding for the critical resources that workers and their families depend on.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Lecturers & Work Assignment During the Year

At the beginning of each new term during the academic year, teaching assignments for Lecturers are often in flux until the last minute. It can be a challenging time for both Lecturers and department chairs, and the uncertainties we face with regard to our COVID-19 public health crisis only compound Lecturers’ experiences of precarity.


Links of the Week

Column: The Coronavirus Crisis Shows What Happens When a Country Puts its Workers Last
Los Angeles Times
The same leaders who were pushing reductions in Social Security benefits, Medicare and other “entitlements” for the working class because they were supposedly unaffordable by the richest nation on Earth now call for a trillion-dollar pump-priming for American households and industries.