The Center for California Studies (CCS) is a unit of the CSU whose mission is to bridge academia and government in the service of strengthening California’s democracy. Central to this mission is the administration of a number of fellowship, internship, and other programs, which include:
Budget Background. The Center’s budget covers a range of costs, including: staff salaries and benefits; stipends, benefits, and graduate tuition for 64 Capital Fellows; direct grants for the Faculty Research Fellows program; conference and symposium expenses, and miscellaneous other costs.
Appropriation Request. The Center for California Studies requests an augmentation of $30,000 to cover anticipated compensation adjustments for the Center’s staff. An adjustment of 3 percent, is assumed. Compensation increases are decided by campus administration, and constitute an unavoidable new cost faced by the Center. The estimated cost of a 3 percent increase would be approximately $30,000.