CSU Systemwide Salary Program Updates

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:30am

President's Update Banner featuring a portrait of Interim President Mike LeeTO: All Employees
FR: Ming-Tung "Mike" Lee, Ph.D.

I want to keep this message short and sweet. It is always good to be the bearer of good news.

Many already know that the CSU and the CFA negotiated a 4% General Salary Increase (GSI) for 2021-22, a 3% GSI for 2022-23, and a 2.65% post promotion increase. The CSU and the CFA also negotiated a $3,500 one-time payment. The 2021-22 salary increase and one-time payment have already been allocated, and the additional 3% GSI went into effect July 1.

At the July Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees authorized the CSU to allocate a 7% GSI augmentation for all remaining represented employees, effectively matching the faculty’s 7% GSI. They also authorized one-time payments for CSUEU ($3,500), Teamsters ($2,500 and $2,907), SUPA ($3,500) and APC ($2,500). Interim Chancellor Koester has also authorized the creation of a 7% merit compensation pool and approved a $3,500 one-time payment for MPP (M80) and Confidential (C99) employees effective July 1, 2022. To be eligible for the merit compensation, the administrator or C99 must have been appointed to an MPP/C99 position by April 1, 2022, and must have a performance evaluation for FY 2021/2022 with a performance rating at or above “Meets Expectations” (equivalent to a score of 16).

I also wanted to share that it is very unfortunate that the recommendations of the systemwide Staff Salary Survey conducted by Mercer Consulting, hired by the CSU to determine how our compensation levels align with market value, were not funded by the Legislature this year. The plan includes salary steps and greatly simplifies and clarifies the path forward for advancement. The overall cost of the plan is $287 million. We will advocate for its funding and implementation in the next legislative session. I will also be providing an update on campus enrollment and budget planning in the near future.

In the meantime, we will work to smoothly roll out the GSI’s and one-time payments outlined above. Please look to receive a supplementary update from Payroll and Benefits summarizing the negotiated salary increases and providing additional processing details and dates.