The California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA) have reached a tentative agreement on a multi-year successor contract.  The agreement, which covers more than 23,000 instructional faculty, coaches, librarians and counselors on the 23 CSU campuses, will be in effect through June 30, 2017.

“The multi-year agreement is a tremendous accomplishment, as well as a special opportunity for CFA and the CSU to continue to strengthen communication and collaboration as we work together to advance the mission of the university,” explained Chancellor Timothy P. White.  “As we approach the next year with limited resources and increased expectations at state and federal levels for increased outcomes, we have this agreement as the foundation on which to build a bright future for our students who deserve the highest quality education programs in the state.”

The agreement provides an increase of three percent to the base compensation pool for 2014-15.  This additional funding will be used to provide:  a 1.6 percent general salary increase for all CFA employees; an additional three percent increase for targeted groups of temporary and tenure-track faculty with salaries that are below the Service Salary Increase (SSI) Maximum (resulting in a 4.6% total increase for those employees); salary adjustments to Lecturer salary ranges (which will result in additional increases for many Lecturers); and an equity program pool of $2 million for tenure-track faculty (which will result in additional increases for certain tenured faculty) .  The agreement includes re-opener negotiations to determine salaries for 2015-16 and 2016-17, as well as provisions to address workload concerns including a $1.3 million pool to fund additional assigned time for faculty who provide exceptional levels of service to students and a $2.7 million pool to fund changes to instructional workload assignments for new probationary faculty.

The agreement will become effective upon ratification by both the CFA membership and the CSU Board of Trustees.

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