CSU Employee Profiles

Technical Notes and Glossary

This reference booklet contains fall 2008 snapshot information on employees at all 23 CSU campuses and the Chancellor's Office. All tables and charts in the Employee Profile exclude student employees, other intermittent or casual employees, and faculty teaching in extension, special sessions and summer sessions. Employees are included regardless of the source of funds used to pay their salaries.

Data presented in this report were developed using the CSU's Corporate Faculty and Staff Data Warehouse. Additional data were obtained from the annual CSU Faculty Recruitment Survey and Campus Information Retrieval System (CIRS).

Questions about the data in the Employee Profile should be directed to: HRdata@calstate.edu

Clerical and Secretarial*
Includes departmental secretaries, payroll, receiving and account clerks; etc.

Estimated FTE Positions
Refers to the total "full-time equivalent positions" filled by all full-time and part-time employees.

Ethnicity Unknown
Includes all individuals who did not self-report a racial/ethnic background.

All regular instructional faculty, including department chairs and lecturers. Excludes librarians, coaches, and counselors (counted among "professionals"). Also excludes extension or summer session faculty.

FERP Faculty
Refers to faculty employees who participate in the Faculty Early Retirement Program.

Full Time
Individuals employed "100% time"; includes full-time employees on leave with pay.

Includes all instructional faculty with temporary appointments only (non-tenure-track).

Includes campus executives, deans, personnel officers, directors of physical plant, and all other managers and supervisors in the Management Personnel Plan.

Includes individuals who reported an ethnic/racial background other than "White." Individuals who did not report an ethnic/racial background are counted in an "Ethnicity Unknown" category.

Part Time
Includes employees whose assignments at a given campus are less than "100% time." Individuals employed simultaneously at two campuses are counted as two employees.

Probationary Faculty
Tenure-track faculty employees who have not been awarded tenure. Includes individuals serving a "terminal" year.

Includes persons whose jobs require a college education or comparable experience; excludes faculty and managerial employees.

Service and Maintenance*
Includes custodians, gardeners, laborers, campus guards, etc.

Staff Employees
Refers to all employees who are not "faculty," as defined above.

Skilled Crafts*
Includes electricians, mechanics, carpenters, etc.

Includes persons in the following employee categories: clerical and secretarial, technical and paraprofessional, skilled crafts, and service and maintenance.

Technical and Paraprofessional*
Includes persons whose jobs require skills acquired in a junior college or equivalent on-the-job training, such as computer operators, instructional support, and equipment technicians.

Temporary Faculty
Faculty appointed for a discrete time period, usually one term or one academic year.

Data shown throughout this report exclude student employees, intermittent employees and extension and summer session faculty.

* Denotes one of seven Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) occupational groups used for reporting employee data to the federal government.