ARTICLE 23

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

23.1

Professional development may include:

  1. the CSU employee fee waiver program; and


  2. training directly of benefit to the campus as approved by the President which may include training to satisfy Medical Board of California (MBC) requirements for Continuing Medical Education, which may include home study courses.

23.2

An employee eligible for professional development may request approval to participate in professional development activities in accordance with campus procedures.

23.3

Eligible employees shall include members of the CSU Bargaining Unit 1.

23.4

The President may approve participation in professional development activities by eligible employees of up to sixty-four (64) hours per fiscal year per full-time employee. Employees working less than full-time or in pay status less than a full fiscal year shall be eligible for a pro rata share of professional development time.

23.5

In cases where a total of sixty-four (64) hours participation in professional development activity is not utilized in a fiscal year, approval may be granted in the fiscal year immediately following for a maximum of eighty-eight (88) hours, less any time approved in the preceding year.

23.6

Up to sixteen (16) hours per fiscal year, from those hours provided in 23.4 or 23.5 above, may be used by a physician for library time. Such library time shall be arranged in advance by mutual agreement with the appropriate administrator. Library time shall be used to conduct research that benefits both the physician and the University. The purpose of library time is for the physician to remain current on medical knowledge and practice directly applicable to his/her duties in the Student Health Center.

23.7

After five (5) years of continuous service, a full-time employee shall be eligible for an additional one-time-only eight (8) hours of professional development time. Upon written request to the Director/ Administrator, an eligible employee shall be granted the additional time subject to 23.11 - 23.15 below.

23.8

The additional one-time-only eight (8) hours of professional development in 23.7 above shall be used during the sixth year of service or forfeited by the employee if not used.

23.9

After ten (10) years of continuous service, a full-time employee shall be eligible for an additional one-time-only sixteen (16) hours of professional development time. Upon written request to the Director/Administrator, an employee shall be granted the additional time subject to 23.11 - 23.15 below.

23.10

The additional one-time-only sixteen (16) hours of professional development time in 23.9 above shall be used during the eleventh year of service or forfeited by the employee if not used.

23.11

Approval for participation in professional development programs and activities shall be based on the following considerations:

  1. staffing needs of the Student Health Center;


  2. reasonable expectation that the employee's work performance or value to the campus will be enhanced as a result of his/her participation in the course of study; and


  3. MBC requirements for Continuing Medical Education.

23.12

The request for approval to attend professional development activities must be made by the employee at least thirty (30) days prior to his/her anticipated absence. Upon an employee's specific written request, the CSU's response to a request for approval to attend professional development activities shall normally be provided in 5 business days, subject to the operational needs of the Health Center. When authorized to do so by the appropriate administrator, an employee may attend professional development activities with less than thirty (30) days notice.

23.13

The CSU may require evidence of satisfactory completion of approved professional development activities.

23.14

Only time spent in professional development activities during scheduled work hours shall be counted as worktime. The CSU may authorize the usage of professional development time for travel to professional development activities, whether or not such professional development activities occur during the employee's work week.

23.15

The President shall determine what costs, if any, shall be borne by the campus in connection with approved professional development activities, and what costs, if any, shall be borne by the campus in connection with payment or reimbursement of Physician's medical license fees.


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