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May 7 , 2007
DH 07 JH56
Contact: Joanie Harmon-Whetmore
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Statement from California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed regarding ratification by the membership of the California Faculty Association of tentative CSU-CFA agreement announced on April 3:

(From the California State University Office of the Chancellor)

CONTACTS: Clara Potes-Fellow: cpotes-fellow@calstate.edu; Claudia Keith: ckeith@calstate.edu; (562) 951-4800

“The ratification of the contract means that our 24,000 faculty members are one step closer to receiving their deserved salary increases. This agreement tracks closely with the fact finder’s recommendations and is consistent with the CSU Board of Trustees’ five-year plan to close salary lags for all CSU employees.

“Our focus now is on ensuring the university has adequate resources to pay for compensation increases. Even with the full funding provided in the Compact with the Governor, which assumes a four percent increase in state funding and a 10 percent student fee increase, the combination of all compensation agreements with our employees and increased health benefit premiums will cost approximately $40 million more than the proposed 2007/08 CSU budget. We will continue working with the Legislature and the Governor to secure additional funding to minimize campus impacts.”

Key Facts:

California State University-California Faculty Association

Ratified Agreement

The California Faculty Association (CFA) has announced that their members have voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached between California State University and the CFA on April 3. The agreement will go before the CSU Board of Trustees for approval at its May 15 meeting. The four-year contract covers budget years 2006/07 through 2010/11.

Following are key components of the agreement, which tracks closely with the recommendations made by the independent fact finder.

Salary Increases

  • 20.7 percent in guaranteed base salary increases for all faculty in the form of General Salary Increases (GSI);
  • 1 percent committed to Service Salary Increase (SSI) in each year of the contract; because these increases are only paid to approximately one-third of all faculty members each year, these individuals will receive an additional 2.65 percent boost to their salaries when eligible;
  • $14 million provided for an equity program that addresses salary compression issues.
  • $14 million provided for a program that targets senior faculty at the top of the pay scale.
  • An additional 1 percent in each of the last three years of the contract, contingent on receipt of additional state budget funds.

Impact on Salaries (GSI Only)

The following depicts average salary increases for the academic year. Twelve-month salaries have been converted to a 9 month basis. The average salaries presented below are full-time rates.

Full-Time:

Tenure-track faculty, all ranks combined -

Average Salary before Contract (October 2006): $73,873
Projected Average Salary after Contract: $90,593
Total $ Increase in Annual Full-time Rate: $16,720

Tenure-track faculty, full professor only

Average Salary before Contract (October 2006): $86,054
Projected Average Salary after Contract: $105,531
Total $ Increase in Annual Full-time Rate: $19,477


Lecturer

Average Salary before Contract (October 2006): $53,493
Projected Average Salary after Contract: $65,600
Total $ Increase in Annual Full-time Rate: $12,107


Part-Time:

Lecturer

Average Salary before Contract (October 2006): $43,770
Projected Average Salary after Contract: $53,677
Total $ Increase in Annual Full-time Rate: $9,907

Cost

  • The agreement will cost CSU more than $400 million over four years.
  • The combination of all compensation agreements with employees and increased health benefit premiums will cost approximately $40 million more than the proposed 2007/08 CSU budget.

Other Issues

  • CSU and CFA will establish a joint labor management committee to discuss specific issues of mutual concern.
  • CSU and CFA will establish a joint committee that will examine the structure of the overall pay program.
  • CSU and CFA will establish a joint committee to oversee the administration of the equity salary program.
  • CSU and CFA will establish a joint committee to gather data on teaching associates and related titles and to monitor implementation issues.
  • Parking fees for faculty will increase commensurate with their GSIs.
    Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP) remains unchanged.

For the complete agreement, go to: http://www.calstate.edu/LaborRel/Contracts_HTML/tentative_agreements.shtml

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jharmon@csudh.edu

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Last updated May 7, 2007, 2007, 2:51 p.m.
by Joanie Harmon-Whetmore