Salary Program Guidelines for
CSUEU (Units 2, 5, 7, 9) Employees


Recruitment, Retention, Critical Skills
& Individual/Group Performance Bonuses



Historical Summary By Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year % Payment Date Earnings ID CMS Earnings ID
1999/00 - Present Discretion of President Campus funds: at any time
  • GL - non-exempt
  • GK - exempt
  • BN2 - (GL)
  • BN1 - (GK)

  • General Information

    • Recruitment Bonus: may be offered to a candidate as an inducement to commit to employment with the CSU. If the candidate does not complete the probationary period, the bonus must be returned to the CSU.

    • Retention Bonus: may be awarded to an employee for staying with the CSU and who is in a position in a classification that is critical to the ongoing operations of the CSU, is in short supply in the labor market, and is a difficult to recruit for classification. The requirements for this bonus must be made in writing. The employee must commit to a minimum of 12 months at the CSU to be eligible.

    • Critical Skills Bonus: may be awarded to an employee who possesses and uses skills that are necessary and critical to the ongoing operations of the CSU.

    • Individual or Group Performance Bonus: may be awarded for exceptional performance. Criteria must be made in writing and provided in advance of the performance period.

    • Prior to issuing bonus awards, the performance criteria must be written and made known to the employee. 
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    Last updated: February 8, 2008

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