Survey on In-Range Progression (IRP) Now Available
Updated April 16, 2013
An In-Range Progression (IRP) is a provision of our CSUEU-CSU contract that provides a process for employees to move through their salary range as they assume additional or enhanced responsibilities and skills while still performing the greater part of their work within their current classification. CSUEU is gathering data about your experience with the IRP process at SDSU. Our goal is to help members with this process to increase their chances to receive well-deserved and in many cases, long overdue salary increases. Your responses will provide valuable information the Union will use in future discussions with Human Resources and President Hirschmann.
Depending on your answers, this survey will take about 10-20 minutes to complete. You may exit the survey and return to where you left off and also back up to correct previous responses. This survey will be available for input through Wednesday, May 1st.
We have scheduled two In-Range Progression workshops for Thursday, April 25th. Participants will learn the fundamentals of applying for an IRP.
Where: Love Library 430 (Leon Williams Room)
Date: April 25, 2013
Time: Session 1: 11:30-12:30pm
Session 2: 12:30-1:30pm
Listed below are some documents you might find useful.
For more information on IRP's and compensation two recently revised Know Your Rights (KYR) fliers are available:
· KYR #2 Compensation covers the different ways that employees get paid, including general salary increases, reclassification, in-class progression, bonuses, shift differentials, and emergency pay.
· KYR #11 IRP (Also known as CSUEU IRP: A Practical Guide) provides an overview of in-range progressions, a provision of the CSUEU-CSU contract that provides a method for employees to move through their salary ranges as they assume additional or enhanced responsibilities and skills. An in-range progression carries a minimum salary increase of three percent and no maximum increase.
Note: There is a similar but different process for Reclassification, which occurs when an employee is working 50% or more of their assigned duties in a higher classification. An older KYR #1 Reclassification and In-Class Progression covers the differences between the two options. We plan to address Reclassification at a later date.
SDSU specific resources:
SDSU HR Position Description (Word Document)
SDSU HR Employee Performance Evaluation (Word Document)
SDSU Guidelines & Procedures for IRP Requests
Chancellor White's Open Forum at SDSU on April 24, 2013
Updated April 16, 2013
The CSUEU Chapter 318 Executive Board encourages all staff to attend Chancellor White's Open Forum when he visits SDSU. The forum will take place on Wednesday, April 24 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Athletics Auditorium in the Fowler Athletics Center. At the open forum, Chancellor White will provide brief remarks and take questions from members of the audience.
Please wear your union T-shirt to show your support. Look for us before the event, we will be distributing arm bands as well.
Contracting Out Recap
Updated August 23, 2012
On June 7, 2012 the CSU Chancellor’s Office notified CSUEU that they intended to contract out bargaining unit work at San Diego State University. Today, we can report that the decision to contract out has been shelved and a new opportunity to cooperate is in sight.
On Monday August 20 and Tuesday August 21, union and management teams met at SDSU to discuss the budget and operations of Facilities Services (Physical Plant). The campus is grappling with budget cuts, and trying to maintain operations with a shrinking staff. For some managers, contracting out seems the magic bullet – turn the work over to someone who can pay less and do more.
CSUEU knows that the efficiency of the state work force can out-produce the low-wage private work force. What we need is better direction and more innovation to bring that productivity to a new level. The Union proposed flexibility in staffing, shifts and teamwork, and cost savings in supplies and equipment. We also pushed for more involvement by rank and file employees in getting the job done right the first time.
On the final day, management agreed to withdraw their Request for Proposal (RFP) for custodial services and to work in a labor-management team to develop alternatives. This group is now meeting and will report to the parties in late September. We intend the final report to go to President Hirshman, as an example of how campus community engagement can address our critical needs.
Our thanks to our campus organizers – Julie Hinton Thomas, LaToria Williams, Marian Lim, and Pat Meyer – and V.P. for Organizing Mick Geck, who put together two great pickets against contracting out. Those events were an important part of our victory and showed the determination of union members to keep their jobs. We are still asking for signatures on the Petition Against Contracting Out and we plan on presenting the petitions to President Hirshman no later than the September Board of Trustees meeting.
Lead Labor Relations Representative
California State University Employees Union
Updated August 17, 2012: This is happening right now, right here at SDSU. Sign the petition against contracting out! Download the flyer to post around campus.
USE Credit Union Still on Campus
Updated January 20, 2012: We are pleased to inform you that USE Credit Union is still on campus. While this may not be a bargaining issue, it definitely impacts each of us. USE Credit Union has been on campus for 42 years providing services to staff the entire time. Now with the reconstruction of Aztec Center they have lost their long time home. But don’t despair. They are still here and we are happy to share this information with our members, in case you have not found them yet.
USE Credit Union has two Imaging ATMs in place that can handle all normal ATM transactions as well as provide images of checks deposited. These ATMs are located on the east side of the East Commons Building and in the quad between Education, North Education, and Education and Business Administration (near Peabody’s Coffee Cart).
Click here for a brochure containing a map.
USE Credit Union has opened their mobile branch in parking lot “O”. For more details: