Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Listen to CSU Board of Trustees Live

The CSU Board of Trustees is meeting now.
You can listen to the CSU Board of Trustees meeting live via the link on their homepage:
Live CSU Board of Trustees Meeting
Yesterday Governor Brown attended the meeting.
The CSU ended yesterday's meeting early, and withdrew the proposal to increase student fees on top of current levels.
The CSU Board of Trustees agenda page has been changed to list the Joint Meeting of the Committee on Educational Policy and the Committee on Finance, which contained a proposal to further raise student fees, has recently been marked "Not meeting."
[This is a change since last week, after the required public notice.]
Attendees to yesterday's Board of Trustees meetings reported seeing outside catering food being brought in as yesterday's meeting was ending early.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Board of Trustees Meets Next Week, Nov. 13-14

The CSU Board of Trustees meets next Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14, 2012. A closed session begins at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for unspecified Executive Personnel Matters and collective bargaining issues. The open session begins around 10:00 a.m., starting with the Committee on Collective Bargaining. Meetings continue all day, and resume at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, with the Plenary session estimated to begin at 10:30.
There is also a Special Committee on Pension Reform meeting listed for 11:30 a.m., after the Board of Trustees adjourns. No agenda seems to be published for it, but it is not listed as a closed meeting.

Selected Agenda Items

  • Salary and benefits for the incoming Chancellor, Timothy P. White:
    • Salary of $421,500
    • An annual salary supplement of $30,000 from the CSU Board of Governors Foundation
    • A house: the official university residence for the chancellor
    • Vehicle allowance of $1,000 per month
    • Reimbursement for travel and relocation expenses
    • Unspecified "executive classification" benefits, which at this writing are not listed with other employees' benefits
    • Eligibility to hold the academic rank of full professor with tenure at CSU Long Beach.
    White's official starting date will be December 31, 2012, meaning he will not be affected by the change in how pensions work beginning January 1, 2013. The Chancellor's Office is closed on December 31.
  • Title 5 amendment requiring managers and executives to disclose outside employment for the identification of and to preclude any conflict of commitment. This is in response to a 2007 audit of CSU compensation practices by the Bureau of State Audits (BSA). For this meeting, it is an information item, with proposed language to be voted on at the January 2013 meeting.
    • That's not a typo. Next year, the CSU may do something to address a problem identified in an audit 5 years ago.
    • The title of the 2007 audit was California State University: It Needs to Strengthen Its Oversight and Establish Stricter Policies for Compensating Current and Former Employees
  • Report on legislation of interest to the CSU. A few highlights:
    • AB 1434 adds CSU employees to the list of mandated reporters of child abuse or neglect occurring on campuses.
    • AB 1723 requires public meetings of the Trustees to be available by live video stream over the internet. CSU took no position on this, and it was signed into law.
    • There were a number of attempts to reign in CSU's extravagant approach to executive and manager salaries. The CSU opposed all of them. None succeeded.
      • AB 1561 would have prohibited the CSU from raising administrator salaries when state funding is reduced or tuition fees increased.
      • AB 1787 would have frozen CSU salaries until June 2015 for employees making over $100,000.
      • SB 952 would have prohibited raises for CSU employees making over $200,000 from General Fund sources through June 2014.
      • SB 967 would have prohibited salary augmentation for executive officers within 2 years of a mandatory systemwide fee increase.
      • SB 1368 would have prevented unelected state employees from earning more than the governor or $174,000.
    • SB 1515 would have reduced the number of governor appointees to the Board of Trustees from 16 to 14, and required that the appointments include 1 faculty, 1 represented staff, and 4 students. The CSU opposed this bill, and it failed.
  • CSU Seismic Safety Program's annual report. Some highlights:
    • Warren Hall at CSU East Bay, described as long our most pressing seismic concern, is mostly vacated and is scheduled to be demolished in July 2013. Still in the building are the campus telephone switch in the basement, servers on the third floor, and telecom antennas on the roof, all of which sometimes require in-person staff visits.
    • CLA building at Cal Poly Pomona is a priority List 1 concern, but no funds have been budgeted.
  • Update on current audits and follow-up on past audits including IT Disaster Recovery, ADA Compliance, and Sensitive Data Security.
    Current year audits include:
    • Data Center Operations (Chico, Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Long Beach, Northridge, and Pomona)
    • Identity Management and Common Systems Access (Humboldt, Monterey Bay, San Diego, and San Marcos)
    • Information Systems
  • Ratification of a new contract with Academic Professionals of California (APC). APC represents Unit 4, composed of about 3,000 academic support professionals such as Credential Analysts and Student Services Professionals. CSU and APC reached a tentative agreement in July, and APC members voted overwhelmingly to ratify the contract. Most portions of this contract maintain the status quo.
  • Additional fees for students doing things like earning lots of units before graduating, taking a higher course load, and repeating classes.

About Trustees Meetings

For the most part, the discussion happens in the Committee meetings, and then the full Board meets in plenary session and approves whatever is before it.
Meetings are open to the public. Anyone can attend. Anyone can address the Board of Trustees in person, or write to them. See the main agenda for specific instructions.
Minutes of the previous meeting(s) — not yet approved, sometimes containing mistakes — are in the various agendas for the current meetings.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ballot Measure Results Align With CSUEU Recommendations

Ballot counting continues, but with nearly all counties having reported their final election night update to California's Secretary of State, the outcome is evident for statewide ballot measures. Huzzah!

  Ballot Proposition    CSUEU's Position    Election Result  
Temporary Taxes to Fund Education
State Budget, State and Local Government
Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction
Tax for Education. Early Childhood Programs
Business Tax for Energy Funding
Redistricting State Senate


Monday, November 5, 2012

CSUEU recommends: Yes on 30, No on 32 and 38

CSUEU has taken positions on several statewide initiatives and candidates. Here are three to remember as you vote tomorrow:

Yes on 30:
Temporary taxes to support education and safety. Helps stabilize California's budget, prevents deeper cuts to education including the CSU. If this fails, or passes with fewer votes than 38, the CSU faces $250 million in budget cuts for the 2012-13 budget year.
No on 32:
The "Special Exemptions Act" pretends to be aimed at keeping special interests out of politics, but really it's aimed at weakening union members' voices while leaving corporate political funding essentially untouched.
No on 38:
Raises taxes for most Californians to fund K-12, preschool, child care programs, and to make debt payments. Higher education and other services are left out. Trigger cuts would take effect. If this passes with more votes than 30, the CSU faces $250 million in budget cuts for the 2012-13 budget year.


Handy Voting Information

A few bits of handy information for folks who didn't already vote:

Voting In Person

Check your polling location if you don't have your sample ballot handy. Polling locations change, so "I always go to X" might not cut it.
Problem? Cast A Provisional Ballot
If the poll workers can't find you on their list, you can cast a provisional ballot anyway.
If your vote-by-mail ballot never arrived, you can cast a provisional ballot at your polling place.
Your provisional ballot will be counted after local elections officials verifies your registration and that you didn't already vote.
Did the Machine Record Your Vote Accurately? Check It.
Voting machines are required to display your ballot choices on a printed paper record, before you finalize your ballot. Check that carefully.
You can review your county's voting machine instructions online before you go to the polls, so that you aren't trying to learn unfamiliar machinery while voting.
Voter ID: Not Required, Rarely Requested
Most people won't be asked to show identification at the polls.
You may be asked for identification if you are voting for the first time after registering by mail and did not provide your driver license number, California identification number or the last four digits of your social security number on your registration form.
You have the right to cast a provisional ballot even if you don't have your identification.
Time Off to Vote
The good news: If you can't vote otherwise, the contract provides for up to 2 hours paid time to vote.
The bad news: You needed to request that 2 working days in advance. But if you're stuck and won't be able to vote if you work your regular hours, it can't hurt to ask your manager anyway.
15.22     An employee who would otherwise be unable to vote outside of his/her regular working hours may be granted up to two (2) hours of work time without loss of pay to vote at a general, direct primary, special, or presidential primary election.
An employee shall be required to request such leave time in writing from the appropriate administrator at least two (2) working days prior to the election.

Voting By Mail

It's a bit late to count on the mail, so turn in your vote-by-mail ballot directly to elections officials:
  • Today, you can return it in person to your county elections office.
  • On Election Day you can take the sealed envelope to any polling place in your county (it doesn't have to be your own precinct), or to your county elections office, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
If you can't return it yourself, the California Secretary of State's office says:
If, because of illness or physical disability, you are unable to return the ballot yourself, you may designate a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or a person residing in the same household to return the ballot to the elections official or the precinct board at any polling place within the jurisdiction.
If you requested a vote-by-mail ballot, and haven't returned it for any reason (never got it, lost track of it, the dog chewed it up), you can cast a provisional ballot at your local polling place.



Friday, September 28, 2012

Agenda for Unit 9 BUC, October 7th 2012

                                                            Unit 9 BUC Agenda
                                                              October 7, 2012


1. Introductions - Everyone

2. Chair’s remarks – Rich McGee

3. Vice-Chair’s remarks – Susan Smith

4. Staff assigned/ Officer assigned remarks – Teven Laxer and CSUEU Executive Officer

5. Overview and purpose of the Unit 9 Council – Rich McGee

Topics for Discussion

6. What is a meet and confer, and when are they necessary?

7. The CSU Data Center Initiative

8. E-Mail and network monitoring

9. Outsourcing

10. Consolidated HR – What do we know?

11. Cell Phones

12. Uniforms for IT

13. Managers and student assistants performing our work

14. Classification and CQS Issues

15. Proposition 30 and Layoff Discussion

16. New Business – Group


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

AB-340 Signed into Law

Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB-340, also known as the Public Employee Pension Reform act of 2012. What follows is a summary of how this law will affect current and future CSU employees.
TO:                         All CSU Employees

FROM:                  Gail Brooks, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

RE:                          Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2012

The Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2012 was signed by the governor today and will become law on January 1, 2013. As you can imagine, there are many complexities to this legislation and we are diligently working with CalPERS on the interpretation of the bill (AB 340) as it pertains to CSU employees. We understand there are many questions regarding the impact of this bill and will provide you with information as quickly as possible. Listed below are some highlights of AB 340.

                Impact to existing and new (hired on or after 1-1-13) employees:
·         Airtime - prohibits purchases of nonqualified service; however, applications received by CalPERS prior to 1-1-13 would still be eligible.
·         Post-retirement employment- requires a 180-day “sit-out” period before a retiree could return to work unless the appointment is:
o   Necessary to fill a critically needed position and has been approved by a governing body in a public meeting
o   Retiree is eligible to participate in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP)
·         Forfeit pension benefits--felony conviction committed within the scope of official duties
·         Retroactive pension increases--prohibit retroactive pension benefit changes that apply to service performed prior to the enhancement

Impact to employees newly hired on or after 1-1-13:
·         Retirement contribution–employee will be responsible for contributing 50% of the pension contribution rate calculated by CalPERS that is used to fund the employee’s retirement benefit.  The employer will pay the remaining 50%.
·         New cap on compensation that can be applied to benefit formula--limits amount of compensation used to calculate the retirement benefit equal to the Social Security wage index limit ($110, 000 for 2012). This amount is adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Defined Benefit Retirement Formulas
Retirement Plans
Hired prior to 1-15-11
Hired on or after 1-15-11
Hired on or after 1-1-13
State Misc. Tier 1
(all eligible employees except public safety)

2% at 55 (one year highest compensation)
2% at 60 (36 month average compensation)
2% at 62 (consecutive 36 month subject to cap)
Public Safety
Retirement Plans
Hired prior to 1-15-11
Hired on or after 1-15-11
Hired on or after 1-1-13
PO/FF (MPP Public Safety)
3% at 50 (one year highest compensation)
2.5% at 55  (36 month average compensation)
2.5% at 57 (consecutive 36 month subject to cap)
State Safety (limited to Intermittent Peace Officer)
2.5% at 55 (one year of highest compensation
2% at 55 (36 month average compensation
2% at 57 (consecutive 36 month subject to cap)

Hired prior to 7-1-11
Hired on or after 7-1-11
Hired on or after 1-1-13
PO/FF (Unit 8)
3% @ 50 (one year highest compensation)
2.5% at 55 (36 month average compensation)
2.5% at 57 (consecutive 36 month subject to cap)
Please note: Employees who became members of CalPERS on or after July 1, 1996 are subject to the IRC 401(a)(17) limit, which restricts the amount of compensation that can be used to calculate the CalPERS retirement benefit. For 2012, the limit is $250,000.

There is other language in the bill that may impact the CSU. We are working to identify those provisions and will provide you with periodic updates. In addition, we will be establishing a Pension Reform FAQ that will be available soon. In the meantime, you can forward your questions to

You can track the Pension Reform Plan on the governor’s website or on the CalPERS website.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CFA and CSU Reach Agreement

The California Faculty Association (CFA), which represents CSU Bargaining Unit 3, described as instructional faculty, coaches, librarians, and counselors in the CSU, has announced a contract agreement with the CSU.

If ratified by both CFA members and the CSU Board of Trustees, the contract will be in effect through June 30, 2014.


Live Streaming Now: San Bernardino Budget Meeting

CSU San Bernardino is about to start its live WebCast of its University Budget Advisory Council:

Outgoing CSUSB President Albert K. Karnig is expected to head this last budget discussion before retiring and being replaced by someone the CSU Board of Trustees evidently decided was 10% more valuable.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Trustees Meeting News Coverage Roundup

Yesterday's decision by the CSU Board of Trustees to raise campus presidents' pay — while simultaneously contemplating tuition increases, enrollment cuts, staff and faculty pay cuts, and layoffs — garnered plenty of media attention. Here's a roundup of some of the coverage we found.

A Few Excerpts

(Read these if you've time for nothing else.)

From KQED:

Pushing against the limits they set a few months ago, California State University trustees have given the maximum allowable salaries to two new campus presidents, and nearly the maximum for one more.

Big salaries offered to presidents have drawn criticism at a time when the university system has cut back on course offerings and hiked tuition. So in May, the trustees approved a policy limiting the salaries of new presidents to 10 percent more than their predecessors' salaries. The extra 10 percent has to come from private foundations.

On Tuesday, the trustees immediately zoomed to that maximum.

From LA Weekly:

…And that's just base pay. To get a better idea of their total salary package, all benefits included, consider this: IRS records showed that the CSU Los Angeles president, who had a university-reported salary of $325,000 last year, actually made $515,612.

From the Associated Press via the Monterey County Herald:

[Assistant Vice Chancellor Robert] Turnage outlined a series of options to close the deficits, including tuition increases, layoffs, enrollment cuts and employee pay reductions.

The President of CSUEU's Fresno Chapter captured a key problem with the Trustees' actions for KGPE, CBS 47 Fresno:

Nancy Kobata, president of the staff union at Fresno State said, "Staff have been cut, we've had layoffs, we've had two rounds of layoffs here in Fresno and we're down to the bone."

Kobata says the raises send mixed messages to voters who will vote in November on a proposed tax hike critical to Governor Brown's plan for state funding. "It really sends the wrong message to the public in general that we have all this extra money lying around that we can pay these people these kinds of salaries," said Kobata.

From the San Jose Mercury News, quoting one of yesterday's most devastating student speakers:

"I held onto that dream that college would get me out of poverty," said Cal State Northridge student Raiza Arias, who said she picks grapes to afford school. "It's a false dream you're giving us. I'm essentially homeless, living out of a sleeping bag."

From the Los Angeles Times:

…Nakia Brazier, who will be a graduate student in sociology at Cal State Los Angeles in the fall, wasn't swayed and called on the presidents to reject the extra compensation.

"If you believe in the promise of public higher education, do not take the pay raises," she said, as several campus presidents and trustees looked on.

Links mentioned above:

Even more links:

Accounting Classifications Bargaining Today and Tomorrow

Today and tomorrow, CSUEU is at the Chancellor's Office to continue bargaining over much-needed updates to the accounting classifications. Accounting classifications occur in both Units 7 and 9: the Accountant series is in Unit 9, and the Accounting Technician series and Accounting Clerk classifications are in Unit 7.

Yesterday John Orr, Chair of Bargaining Unit 7, addressed the Board of Trustees regarding the impact of the outdated Accounting Clerk classification. As he described it:

It's a classification that exists from the time we used cash registers, and that financial transactions were done on paper. Today that's not the way things are done.

He pointed out there are only 14 Accounting Clerks in the entire CSU system, clustered at just 6 campuses plus the Chancellor's Office. As he put it:

The reason they only exist on those campuses is not because the other campuses don't have that work. It's that at the other campuses, that work's being done by Account Tech I, which is a higher classification.

Addressing the presidents of those 6 campuses directly, he implored them to talk to their HR departments and reclassify the few staff still in Accounting Clerk positions so as to eliminate the classification.


Trustees Raise President Pay While Contemplating Employee Pay Cuts, Layoffs

The CSU Board of Trustees met yesterday, approving more pay raises for campus presidents while contemplating tuition increases, employee pay cuts, and eliminating more staff and faculty.

Presidential Pay Increases

Trustees approved higher pay for three campus presidents. In addition to high base salaries and various augementations, campus presidents all receive either free housing or $50,000-60,000 annual housing supplements, $12,000 annual car allowances, and "executive" health care.

In an interview with CBS 5 (San Francisco), San Francisco State University Vice President Robert Nava called the incoming campus president's $26,251 augmentation (to a $298,749 base salary) a very small amount.

Speakers addressing the Board repeatedly urged them to stop raising already-high executive salaries, stating this gives the impression the CSU must have plenty of money and undermines the governor's November ballot initiative.

CSU Finances

After praising and approving the latest round of presidential pay raises, Trustees heard a presentation about various budget scenarios and options for handling them, including tuition increases, layoffs, enrollment cuts and employee pay reductions.

CSUEU Unit 9 Chair Rich McGee addressed the Board, relating the very real harm to employees from past pay cuts during furloughs. He described getting phone calls asking Rich, what do I do when I can't afford to pay my bills this month? (This is the context of the partial quote in the San Francisco Chronicle article.)

Two CSUEU speakers addressing the Trustees were shown in ABC7's evening news video, CSU board approves pay hikes despite protest. Rich McGee appears at 2:15 in the clip, describing the hardships faced by employees under previous pay cuts, including some who lost their homes. Mike Chavez, Chair of Bargaining Unit 5, also appears at 0:43, pointing out "We're all taking a hit."

Faculty Protest

Faculty protested outside the meeting, and urged transparency and prioritization of education during the public comment period.

Endorsement of Governor's Funding Initiative

The Board voted to support Governor Brown's Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, which will appear on the November ballot. The failure of this initiative would trigger another $250 million cut to the CSU.

Some speakers addressing the board asked what specifically the CSU would do to support the initiative and get the word out about its importance, expressing their readiness to pound the pavement and work with the CSU to get the initiative passed. Their query was not answered.

Plenary Session Outtakes

Chancellor Reed, stating This is maybe dangerous but I want to do this, called critics of extravagent executive pay totally wrong and again mentioned that presidents raise money as part of the job.

Board of Trustees Chair Linscheid took time out to share a sports report about CSU Chico. As CSUEU Vice President for Representation Alisandra Brewer put it, Rome burns but at least his team won.

Linscheid also introduced and welcomed the two new Trustees attending their first meeting. Lupe Garcia stated she was taking everything in and looked forward to serving. Hugo Morales taught in the 70's in La Raza Studies at CSU Fresno and cited his history of working with campus president Welty.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Trustees Plenary Session Starts Early at 3

The Plenary session of today's Board of Trustees meeting was set to begin at 4:00 p.m., according to the published agenda. The Board has concluded its various committee meetings and will begin the Plenary session early at 3:00 p.m.

Listen to the live audio here:


Listen to the Board of Trustees Now

As a reminder, the CSU Board of Trustees is meeting today. The meeting continues, and you can listen to live audio here:

The current emphasis is on the fiscal situation and related continency planning. This is worth listening to, and the relevant documents are worth reviewing.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

CSEA Member Benefits Meeting Agenda

The CSEA Member Benefits Committee meets today. Here is the agenda:

Second 2012 Member Benfits Committee Meeting

Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 446-0100

July 7, 2012

[Hotel room and parking rates, and airport shuttle information deleted for this post]

  1. Call to Order at 9 a.m. by Chair Rosmaire M. Duffy.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance.
  3. Roll Call:
    • Rosmaire M. Duffy, Chair, Chapter 503
    • Caryl Cole, Chapter 12
    • Marie K. Harder, DLC 762
    • Richard McGee, Chapter 320
    • Peggy O'Neil-Rosales, Chapter 315
    • Pamela Robison, Chapter 503
    • Barbara A. Wilson, Chapter 2

    • Officer Assigned:  Donna Snodgrass

    • Staff Assigned:   Kay Thomas, Director of Member Benefits
      Lisa Fong, Program Specialist
  4. Introductions
  5. Approval of First 2012 Member Benefits Committee Meeting Minutes
  6. Remarks of Chair
  7. Remarks of Officer Assigned
  8. Remarks of Staff Assigned
  9. Annual Review of CSEA Sponsored or Endorsed Insurance Plans:
    1. Group Term Life Insurance Plan — Anthem Life Insurance Company
    2. Group Ordinary Life Insurance Plan — Anthem Life Insurance Company
    3. Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Plan — New York Life Insurance Company
    4. Disability Income Insurance Plans (Short Term and Long Term) — New York Life Insurance Company
    5. Cancer Insurance Plans — Monumental Life Insurance Company
    6. Family Life Insurance Plan — American United Life Insurance Company
    7. Legal Plan — Legal Club of America
    8. Auto and Homeowners Insurance Pland — Unitrin Direct preferred insurance
    9. Emergency Assistance Plus Plan (EA+) — OnCall International
    10. 24PetWatch Pet Insurance Plan — Pethealth Incorporated
    11. Comprehensive Accident Plan (CAP) — Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company
    12. Travel Accident Insurance Plan — New York Like Insurance Company
      [Editor's note: we suspect this is really New York Life Insurance Company, but "Like" is what our copy said.]
  10. Old Business:
    1. Affirmation of the Auto Insurance Plan — Request for Proposal (RFP)
    2. Final Expense Life Insurance Plan (Burial Insurance)
  11. New Business:
    1. Hearing Aid Benefit
  12. Information Items:
    1. Discount Programs and Travel Programs
    2. Direct Ticket Sales
    3. Purchasing Power Report
    4. Marketing and Electronic Communications Annual Report
  13. Unscheduled Items
  14. Adjournment


CSUEU members are eligible for CSEA Member Benefits, because CSUEU is an affiliate of CSEA. Member Benefits is funded by the programs offered, not member dues. Rich McGee (Chapter 320, San Bernardino) and Peggy O'Neil-Rosales (Chapter 315, Long Beach) serve as CSUEU's representatives on the CSEA Member Benefits Committee.


There is a city parking garage next to the hotel (this is what the hotel uses for "self park"). The easiest way is to pull into the hotel parking lot from 3rd Street, then turn right across a tiny bridge to the city garage (the Downtown Plaza West Garage).
Parking rates:

  • $1.25 each half hour for first two hours
  • $1.50 each additional half hour
  • $15.00 daily maximum charge


Sunday, July 1, 2012

BUC 9 Election Results

A new Bargaining Unit Council (BUC) 9 was elected this afternoon:

ChairRich McGeeSan Bernardino
Vice ChairSusan SmithFullerton
At-large memberMatthew BlackLong Beach
At-large memberKen JonesFresno
At-large memberGus LeonardMonterey Bay
At-large memberRicardo UcSan Luis Obispo
At-large memberChristina ValeroSan Francisco
At-large memberRocky WatersHumboldt

Welcome to all the new BUC 9 members!

Note: this does point to at least one error in the list of chapter Bargaining Unit Representatives (BURs) posted to Unit 9 News on June 27. That list was received from the CSUEU officer in charge of the elections, and posted as received. We will check, and post an updated list later this week.

Statewide Officer Election Results (Unofficial)

Here are the unofficial election results from this morning's elections for statewide officers:

OfficeWinning candidate
PresidentPat Gantt
Vice President for OrganizingMichael Geck
Vice President for FinanceLoretta Seva'aetasi
Vice President for RepresentationAlisandra Brewer

A one-hour protest period is in effect. If there are no protests during that time, the election results will become final.

Bargaining Unit Council (BUC) elections then begin.


The protest period has ended, and there were no protests filed.

BUC elections are now scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Unit 9 Campus Reps

The following list are the official results for the Bargaining Unit 9 representative at each chapter. From this list, a Chair and Vice-Chair will be elected, followed by six at-large representatives.  Together, these eight positions will be CSUEU's Bargaining Unit 9 Council for the next three years.

Chapter 301 - Humboldt - Rocky Waters

Chapter 302 - Chico - Scott Dickerson 

Chapter 303 - Sacramento - Tamara Dunn 

Chapter 304 - Sonoma - Alisandra Brewer 

Chapter 305 - San Francisco - Christina Valero 

Chapter 306 - East Bay - Peter Greeff 

Chapter 307 - San Jose - Dennis Fox 

Chapter 308 - Stanislaus - Rita Long Glynn 

Chapter 309 - Fresno - Ken Jones 

Chapter 310 - Bakersfield - [Vacant] 

Chapter 311 - Los Angeles - Teresa Metcalf-Yzaguirree 

Chapter 312 - Northridge - [In Progress]

Chapter 313 - Chancellor Office - Julie Alonso 

Chapter 314 - Dominguez Hills - Tracey Haney 

Chatper 315 - Long Beach - Matthew Black

Chapter 316 - San Luis Obispo - Ricardo Uc 

Chapter 317 - Fullerton - Clara Bowman 

Chapter 318 - San Diego - Carol Redding 

Chapter 319 - Pomona - [Vacant]

Chapter 320 - San Bernardino - Rich McGee 

Chapter 321 - San Marcos - Steven Weiner

Chapter 322 - Monterey Bay - Gus Leonard 

Chapter 323 - Maritime Academy - Randy Thomas 

Chapter 324 - Channel Islands - Michelle Willinsky

July 2012 Agenda

Unit 9 Bargaining Council Agenda
Burlingame - SFO
July, 2012

  1. Introduction of attendees - Group

  1. Chair’s Remarks – Rich McGee

  1. Vice-Chair’s Remarks – Alisandra Brewer

  1. Update on Meet and Confer sessions over changes to CSU and campus policies – Rich McGee

  1. Bargaining Update – Alisandra Brewer and Teven Laxer

  1. MPP’s performing our work – Alisandra Brewer

  1. Synergy, CENIC and Cloud Computing – Rich and Alisandra

  1. Brief discussion of state budget crisis (10 minutes, maximum) – Group

  1. What does running for a BU 9 council member really mean? – Alisandra

  1. Quick overview and questions regarding tomorrow’s election process – Rich McGee

  1. Questions/Open Forum – As time permits - Group

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chancellor Reed Announces Retirement

May 24, 2012

TO:                         CSU Employees

FROM:                  Chancellor Charles B. Reed

RE:                          A Personal Message

Today I am writing to let you know that I have announced my retirement as chancellor of the California State University system. I gave this news to the CSU’s Board of Trustees and to our campus presidents this morning.

From the very beginning, I was drawn to the California State University system because of my great respect and admiration for its mission. Fourteen years later, I am proud to have served at this great institution through such a dynamic period in its history. The CSU has emerged as a national leader in providing access and support to students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. Our campuses have continued to flourish even in the face of budgetary challenges and tremendous growth. Throughout my time here, the CSU has grown by more than 100,000 students, and I have been honored to sign more than a million diplomas.

Out of all of the many experiences I have had, what I have enjoyed the most about my time in California is working with so many bright and talented individuals. Some of my favorite moments as chancellor were those I spent learning about the leading-edge research and teaching innovations of our faculty members; the incredible dedication of our staff; and the against-all-odds success stories of our students. I have also had the honor of collaborating with many alumni, community, and business groups across California who have contributed to our universities’ success. Many of you have become close personal friends, and I treasure those connections and relationships.

Combined with the time I spent as chancellor at the State University System of Florida, I have served as chancellor for more than 27 years. I am now looking forward to retirement as a chance to spend more time with my wife, children, and five grandsons; and to pursue more of the higher education related projects that are my passion.

I have told the board that I will stay on until a replacement is named. In the meantime, I want you to know how grateful I am for all that you do for the CSU and for its students. It has truly been an honor to work alongside you in serving California and its students through this magnificent university system.