Evaluation of Performance Salary Step Increase Program

AS-2355-97/FA - January 23-24, 1997

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University seek funding to evaluate the Performance Salary Step Increase Program; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU ensure that the evaluation of the Performance Salary Step Increase Program be carried out by an independent evaluator selected by the Academic Senate CSU and the results be given to the Chancellor, the California Faculty Association and the Academic Senate for policy considerations.

RATIONALE: The PSSI program is one of the most controversial policies implemented in the CSU in recent years. The reasons given for implementing the program include: providing incentives for better performance, rewarding outstanding work, encouraging faculty to be more involved and work harder, and increasing productivity and accountability.

It is imperative that such a far-reaching policy be evaluated: did it reach its goals or not; what are the consequences (intended and unintended); to what extent has the policy helped or hindered the CSU in achieving its mission and goals?

APPROVED -- January 23-24, 1997



 
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