The performance step salary increase process 1995-96: a retrospective

Our campus has just completed the first cycle under the pay-for-performance provision of the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). This is not the first experience of the California State University (CSU) faculty with pay-for-performance. The Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise awards which were part of previous agreements differed in that an award did not result in a permanent increment to the faculty salary base. Ratified in October 1995, the CBA set a December 15 deadline for recommended criteria and procedures. The purpose of this paper is to review how the process was implemented and administered on campus. Pertinent sections of the CBA and campus criteria and procedures are summarized. Campus awards and demographics are presented and related to CSU award statistics. Finally, criteria and procedures proposed for the 1996-97 cycle are presented.