The District still had no response to our compensation proposal and they gave no compensation proposal of their own. While we also had significant difference over the District’s Faculty Evaluation proposal there was some positive movement in other areas.
Progress was made on Article 25 concerning Categorical Employees. The District agreed in principle to (1) merge categorical sick leave with sick leave under General Fund assignments; (2) extend eligibility for the Voluntary Sick Leave Bank (VSLB); (3) extend reemployment preference rights to categorical assignments; (4) address our proposal regarding vesting of full-time categorical employees in retiree health benefits later on in its proposal over OPEB contributions and compensation.
The District’s proposal on FSA’s, Faculty Service Areas, necessary for determining competency areas in case of layoff of full-time faculty or to determine where faculty are able to teach/work outside their discipline, was discussed. We acknowledged the need for such procedures and competency criteria as addressed in the District proposal and look forward to making further progress.
We will also consult with the Academic Senate on both the proposed changes in faculty evaluation procedures and FSA’s in developing our response and counter-proposals to the District.