This executive order is issued pursuant to Sections
42728 and 43775 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
The reconsideration procedures prescribed herein apply only to those
California State University employees who are members of the Public
Employees’ Retirement System or the State Teachers’
Retirement System and who are not represented by an exclusive representative
under the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act.
This executive order supersedes Executive Order No. 446 except that
any prior proceeding commenced but not concluded by the effective
date of this executive order may continue under Executive Order
This executive order prescribes guidelines for development of reconsideration
procedures. Presidents shall develop and publish reconsideration
procedures which conform to these guidelines.
An employee included in these procedures may request reconsideration
of personnel actions concerning retention, evaluation, promotion,
assignment, reassignment and hours of work. It is the policy of
the California State University to encourage discussion and seek
resolution of such requests.
Each campus procedure shall contain at least two stages of review,
except for individuals reporting directly to the President, and
shall specify that all meetings and responses shall be provided
in a timely fashion. Additional stages of review may, at the discretion
of the President, be included in the campus procedure. An employee
may initiate a request for reconsideration by asking in writing
for an appointment with his/her immediate supervisor. The supervisor
and employee shall meet to discuss the request for reconsideration.
In the event the matter is not resolved, the employee may notify
the President or designee in writing describing the nature of the
reconsideration request and the results of the first meeting. The
President or designee shall meet with the employee to discuss the
request. The decision of the President shall be final.
In the event the request for reconsideration involves the interpretation
of systemwide policy or involves matters of systemwide concern,
the President or designee is encouraged to seek advice and consult
with appropriate Chancellor’s Office staff.
Prior to implementation, the proposed campus reconsideration procedures
shall be forwarded to the Office of General Counsel for legal review
and approval. An information copy of the approved and implemented
procedures shall be forwarded to the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
in the Chancellor’s Office. Pursuant to Title 5 of the California
Code of Regulations, Section 43775, the Chancellor shall report
to the Board of Trustees on the procedures developed or revised
by the campuses.
Attachment A of this executive order is an example of how the minimum
guidelines established herein might be articulated in a campus procedure.
Current campus procedures adopted and approved under Executive Order
No. 446 continue as approved under this executive order.
The term “President” and “campus” as used
in this executive order shall mean “Chancellor or designee”
and “Office of the Chancellor” respectively, for employees
in the Office of the Chancellor.