|Definition:||The process for applying for market or equity-based salary increases shall be governed by the Application for Salary Increase for Market or Equity Purposes.|
|Authority:||The collective bargaining agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association|
|Scope:||Faculty unit employees of CSU San Marcos|
|Responsible Division:||Academic Affairs|
|Signature Page/PDF:||View Signatures for Application For Salary Increase For Market Or Equity Purposes Policy|
APPLICATION FOR SALARY INCREASE FOR MARKET OR EQUITY PURPOSES
NAME: ______________________________ DATE: ________________________
PROGRAM/COLLEGE: __________________________________________________ Check one: TENURED _______ PROBATIONARY ______
YEAR HIRED: _____________
RANK AT WHICH HIRED: __________________________________________
CURRENT RANK: _________________________________________________
Is this a MARKET REQUEST___________ OR EQUITY REQUEST___________(Check one)
JUSTIFICATION FOR REQUEST
For a market request, please attach appropriate documentation supporting the market-based salary lag or a bona fide offer of employment. For an equity request, supporting documentation is strongly encouraged.
Decision needed by (Market application only): _____________________
These procedures implement the Market/Equity policies established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between The Board of Trustees of The California State University and The California Faculty Association Unit 3 - Faculty, within Article 31. The key elements of this article are:
The President may grant a salary increase to a probationary or tenured faculty unit employee to address market or equity considerations. Such increases shall not be bound by the eight (8) service increases. Applications for market-based increases shall normally be accompanied by documentation supporting the market-based salary lag or a bona-fide offer of employment. The decision to grant an exceptional market or equity adjustment and the amount of the increase to be granted shall not be subject to grievance procedure.
PROCEDURES FOR MARKET/EQUITY SALARY INCREASE APPLICATIONS
Academic units with a department structure:
Applications for market or equity adjustments shall be submitted by the faculty member to the department chair, with a copy to the President or designee, on forms provided by the President or designee. It is the responsibility of the department chair to route the application through the appropriate review process.
Applications shall be reviewed separately by a department committee of tenured faculty elected by the tenure-line faculty of the department. The department chair shall also review the application, and shall forward both recommendations to the President or designee.
Academic units without a department structure:
Applications for market or equity adjustments shall be submitted by the faculty member to the Dean/Senior Director of the College/Library/Unit, with a copy to the President or designee, on forms provided by the President or designee. It is the responsibility of the Dean/Senior Director of the College/Library/Unit to route the application through the appropriate review process. Applications shall be reviewed separately by a unit committee of tenured faculty elected by the tenure-line faculty of the unit. The committee shall forward its recommendation directly to the President or designee.
The president or designee may request a recommendation from the Dean/Senior Director of the College/Library/Unit.
All recommendations to the President or designee shall be written, and copies shall be provided to the applicant.
Applications for an market increase must be submitted no later than March 15. To be considered outside this calendar, applications must be accompanied by a bona fide offer of employment. Decisions regarding application for market adjustment (accompanied by a bona fide offer) will be made in a timely manner.
Applications for an equity increase must be submitted no later than March 15. Recommendations from the tenured faculty committee and the department chair (or equivalent) are due to the President or designee no later than April 15.
The decision of the President or designee will be made no later than the last day of the semester.