Increases in the base pay of bargaining unit employees may occur only in those fiscal years for which the parties have specifically agreed to provide increases by way of one or more of the following three (3) categories:
The salary schedule for bargaining unit employees shall be found in Appendix A and incorporated in this Agreement by reference. An employee shall be assigned a salary within the open salary range appropriate to his/her classification.
FY 2006/07 Compensation
FY 2007/08 Compensation
FY 2008/09 Compensation
FY 2008/2009 General Salary Increase
There will be no General Salary Increases for FY 2008/2009.
Performance-Based Salary Increase
as determined by the President. Nothing shall prohibit the President from awarding a PBSI to every eligible meritorious bargaining unit member.Each campus shall adopt procedural guidelines for administration of the PBSI program, which shall include: (1) a statement of criteria for determining meritorious work performance, (2) procedures for receiving input of employees, and (3) identification of documents to be considered in the awarding of PBSIs. A PBSI shall be an increase to an employee's base salary of any percentage not more than five percent (5.0%). The decision to grant or not to grant a PBSI pursuant to this program, and the amount of such increase, if granted, are at the sole discretion of the President. All PBSI decisions shall not be subject to Article 8, Grievance Procedure, except if the specific requirements in 19.6 a. above are alleged to have been violated.
The amount of funds dedicated to employee base salary increases in this program of PBSIs in each fiscal year, not including associated benefits costs, shall be the equivalent of the specified percentage increase to the total Unit 1 payroll as of October 1 of the fiscal year in which a PBSI is provided. In addition to these negotiated amounts, PBSI funds may be provided from campus funds as determined by and at the sole discretion of the President.
The allocation of funds dedicated to this program to each campus in each fiscal year shall be based on the actual salaries paid to bargaining unit positions during the preceding fiscal year. The funds and increases identified for this program of PBSIs shall be effective July of each fiscal year. PBSIs provided solely from campus funds, however, may be effective at any time. There shall be no requirement to expend in a particular fiscal year all funds identified for such increases. Any portion of the funds identified and allocated to a campus which is not expended in any fiscal year for PBSIs on that campus shall be spent in the same fiscal year for professional development activities and shall automatically be added to the PBSI pool for the ensuing fiscal year. The CSU shall provide to the Union no later than February 15 of each year in which PBSIs are negotiated a list by campus of individual employees receiving PBSIs and the amount of each increase. CSU will include in report of PBSI expenditures the amounts spent by campuses on professional development activities in lieu of PBSI expenditures.
Red Circle Rates
A red circle rate is a salary rate above the maximum of the salary range for a class which may be granted by the President when an employee moves to a class with a lower salary range.
If a red circle rate is granted, the employee shall retain the salary currently being paid (or a lesser salary rate up to twenty-five percent (25%) above the maximum salary of the lower class) and shall remain at that salary rate until the maximum salary of the lower class equals or exceeds the red circle salary rate, or until the authorized time period for maintaining the red circle salary rate expires, whichever comes first.
During the period of time an employee's salary remains above the maximum salary rate for the class on a red circle rate, the employee shall not receive further salary increases (including PBSIs or general salary increases), except in cases of promotion.
Red circle rates shall not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) above the maximum of the salary range of the class to which the employee is moving. An employee may retain a red circle rate for up to five (5) years.
Red circle rates shall not be authorized for an employee when:
An employee who was compensated at a salary rate above the maximum prior to a permanent separation will not be entitled to a red circle rate upon his/her return to work. Also the authorization for a red circle rate shall be cancelled if the employee refuses a bona fide offer of appointment to a position at the campus in a class in the same occupational group at a salary level equivalent to the original classes from which the employee was moved.
At the sole discretion of the President, base salary increases (not to exceed the salary range maximum) or one-time lump sum bonuses may be awarded at any time to employees when such increases are needed due to internal or external equity. The decision to award such equity increases or bonuses, and the amount of such equity increases or bonuses, are within the sole discretion of the President and such decisions are not subject to Article 8, Grievance Procedure.