Article 22: Increased Promotional Opportunities

22.1 In order to increase promotional opportunities for members of the Instructional Staff in the titles Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Instructor, and in an effort to reach goals of 30‑30‑30‑10 expressed in Article XXX of the expired contract between the Board and Legislative Conference, the University agrees that budgetary considerations shall not constitute a ground for withholding promotions of qualified persons recommended for promotion to such titles in accordance with established criteria and procedures.

22.2 (a) In order to increase promotional opportunities for members of the Instructional Staff in the College Laboratory Technician titles, and in an effort to reach goals in each college of 10% in the Chief College Laboratory Technician title, 25% in the Senior College Laboratory Technician title and 65% in the College Laboratory Technician title, the University agrees that budgetary considerations shall not constitute a ground for withholding promotions to qualified persons recommended for promotion to such titles in accordance with established criteria and procedures, up to that percentage.

(b) There shall be University-wide labor management committee composed of two members designated by the Chancellor and two members designated by the PSC to review the promotion procedures applicable to instructional staff in the College Laboratory Technician series. The committee will conclude its work by issuing a non-binding report to the Chancellor and the President of the PSC no later than October 30, 2002.

22.3 Qualified members of this unit in adjunct titles who are recommended for reappointment and promotional reclassification in accordance with established criteria and procedures shall be so reclassified, subject to Board approval.

22.4 The University agrees that budgetary considerations shall not constitute a ground for withholding appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor of a certificated Lecturer who has earned a doctorate and has been recommended as qualified for such appointment in accordance with established criteria and procedures.

22.5 In recognition of the non‑promotional status of the Higher Education Officer series titles the parties agree that

(a) Upon the recommendation of the appropriate supervisory personnel in recognition of excellence in performance or increased responsibilities a member of the instructional staff in any of such titles may, upon approval of the Board, be granted an additional Movement within Schedule in the same title.

(b) Effective August 25, 2016, Assistants to HEO, HEO Assistants or HEO Associates who have completed one or more years of service at the top salary step in their respective salary schedules shall be eligible for a discretionary assignment differential of $2,500, to be added to their annual base salary, based upon excellence in performance or increased responsibilities within the title. Eligible employees may be nominated by their supervisors or may nominate themselves to receive the differential. Initial review of nominations shall be performed by the labor-management committee as constituted in Section 15.4 (f). Positive recommendations from the labor management committee shall be forwarded to the College HEO Committee; positive recommendations from the College HEO Committee shall then be forwarded to the President or the President’s designee for decision, subject to approval of the Board.