HOURLY ASSIGNMENTS: AN ARTICLE 16 PRIMER FOR FACULTY & DEPARTMENTS
After years of shrinking the schedule, the College is finally growing the Fall 2013 schedule by about 7%. When the total load value of available hourly assignments exceeds the total of the previous like semester, the like-load obligations of all hourly faculty can be satisfied, with "leftover" assignments remaining. Such additions to a department's schedule are considered "new and increased" assignments, and the Contract gives departments discretion in staffing these assignments—specifically, the department may assign the load to the faculty member deemed "most suitable." Because it has been so long since most departments have had to grapple with new and increased assignments, they may be unfamiliar with how to handle them. Read more »
AFA wants you to have the load that you are contractually entitled to. Do your part to make this happen, and keep an eye on your Outlook account! Read more »
CALSTRS PROPOSED RATE INCREASE & PENSION REFORM
On Tuesday, February 19, in Doyle 4226, Ed Derman of CalSTRS spoke about the provisions of last year's pension reform bill, AB 340, which became law on January 1, 2013. He was especially concerned to clear up questions about the new 180-day post-retirement earnings limit. He emphasized that the 180-day earnings limit is not, strictly speaking, a prohibition on work. Read more »
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