Dear Faculty Unit Employees --

Here is some information on what to expect in the way of pay increases in the near term.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please calculate what you get in comparison to what you should get and notify your CFA chapter (e.g. me, Steve Filling, Larry Giventer, Chris Nagel, or Dan Bratten) and Faculty Affairs of any discrepancies found. [[06/28/07 update: Faculty Affairs would like you to wait until after the first week of July to call.]]

You should get a 3% general salary increase (GSI) effective July 1, 2006. (GSI's are basically cost of living increases.) You should get all the retroactive pay and see the increase in the regular paychecks starting at the end of May or end of June 2007.

At the end of this July you should see the effect of the additional 1 and 3.7 percent GSI's that are effective June 30, 2007 and July 1, 2007 respectively.

SSI's

Rules:
* SSI's are 2.65% raises for experience.
* SSI's are available only in years they are approved by contract. They are approved for AY's 06/07, 07/08, 08/09 and 09/10.
* To be eligible for an SSI approved by contract you must have completed a year of service (or equivalent) since your last SSI (or since you started working for CSU)
* If you were hired after 1998, you get a total of no more than 8 SSI's (there may be some exceptions to this - see section 31.20 here: http://www.calfac.org/allpdf/contractpages2007/Article_31.pdf)
* An SSI cannot take you above SSI max salary. (See below.)
* You subtract the amount of any FMI's from your salary before checking to see if it is over the SSI max.
* SSI max's increase with GSI's at same rate - they will rise each time a GSI becomes effective.
* SSI's are effective on your anniversary of hiring (often in August or September).

For the SSI effective in 2006/07 on your hire date the SSI max's for 9 month employees are approximately:

Full Prof: $81,440
Assoc Prof/Lec C: $74,135
Asst Prof/Lec B: $58,636
Lec A: $46,511
Lec L: $35,696
[numbers must be approximated because of rounding requirements]

There is a more complete chart at the end of the document posted here:
http://www.calfac.org/allpdf/Settlement/FAQ_SSIs%20_042607.pdf
Be sure to subtract the amount of any FMI's before comparing your salary with the SSI max.

At this writing (June 27, 2007) the calculations are being done for SSI's by the administration on each campus. If you are eligible, you should soon or already be seeing the effect of this SSI. There should be retroactive pay checks or deposits for those who were eligible in the 06/07 AY. (Quoting the CFA FAQ: "For example, an assistant professor with a salary below the SSI MAX, who taught during the 2005/06 academic year, will be eligible for this SSI. If the individual was hired on Sept. 1, their SSI will be paid retroactive to Sept. 1, 2006.") Those eligible for this SSI may start seeing the 2.65% increase in their paychecks any time now.

For the SSI effective in 2007/08 on your hire date the SSI max's for 9 month employees are approximately:

Full Prof: $85,298
Assoc Prof/Lec C: $77,647
Asst Prof/Lec B: $61,413
Lec A: $48,714
Lec L: $37,387
[numbers must be approximated because of rounding requirements]

If you are eligible for this SSI, you should see the increase begin in your paycheck coming after your next anniversary date, which for many will be at the end of August or September 2007.

-- John Sarraillé, CFA Tenure Track Faculty Rep
john@ishi.csustan.edu