Resolution Regarding the Faculty Merit Increase Program and CSU-CFA Contract Negotiations

Resolution Number: RS01-178
January, 2001

Resolution In Support Of

A Presidential Moratorium

On Faculty Merit Increase Process

#RS01-178

WHEREAS,the current Collective

Bargaining Agreement (CBA) expires on June 30, 2001; and

WHEREAS,there is no provision

in the current CBA for extending the Faculty Merit Increase (FMI) program

beyond the expiration of the CBA; and

WHEREAS, funding does not currently

exist for another round of review, recommendations, rebuttals and appeals;

and

WHEREAS, there is no assurance

that the current FMI program and process will be continued in the new CBA,

and there are some indications that a different merit pay program may replace

it; and

WHEREAS, San Francisco State

University is the only campus in the CSU that implements

FMI review in the spring semester; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Academic

Senate, SFSU find it premature and imprudent to begin FMI reviews and recommendations

before a successor CBA is in place; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Academic

Senate, SFSU recommend that all faculty members file their Faculty Activity

Reports (FAR) and that all departments make appropriate recommendations

regarding Salary Step Increases (SSI), according to the timetable distributed

by the Dean of Faculty Affairs; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Academic

Senate, SFSU urge President Robert Corrigan not to implement another round

of FMI review and recommendations until a successor CBA is in place; and

be it further

RESOLVED, that, in the event

there are no changes in the Spring 2001 schedule for FMI review and recommendations,

the Academic Senate, SFSU meet on February 27, 2001, to consider further

action.

***APPROVED February 20, 2001***