Opposition to AB 1561 (R. Hernandez), SB 952, (Alquist), and SB 967 (Yee) – Executive and Administrative Compensation
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) oppose
Assembly bill 1561(R. Hernandez) and Senate bills 952 (Alquist) and 967 (Yee).
DISTRIBUTION: The CSU Board of Trustees of the California State University, the legislators
named in the title, Senate Education Committee, Assembly Higher Education
Committee, Campus Presidents, and Campus Senate Chairs.
RATIONALE: Each of these bills deals with personnel issues in the California
State University. Specifically:
Through its elected representatives, the citizens of the State of California have
established a Board of Trustees to oversee the CSU and to ensure that their
interests and the interests of the state are safeguarded with regard to the
operations of the University. Board members include the Governor, the President
of the Senate (Lieutenant Governor), the Speaker of the Assembly, and the State
Superintendent of Public Instruction. The majority of the Board members have
been confirmed by the Senate.
The ASCSU maintains that CSU personnel issues are matters involving the
internal operations of the University and are thus, properly, the responsibility of
the Board of Trustees, including issues of compensation. While the public and the
legislature, as citizens of the state of California, have the right to voice their concerns over actions taken by the Board, such concerns are more appropriately
addressed through the Board of Trustees and not by direct legislative involvement
in the internal operations of the CSU.
Approved – March 15-16, 2012