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APC Settles Unfair Practice Charge, Grievance Challenging IRP Policies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Dominguez Hills

New Contract Language Makes It Easier to File IRP Requests

01/30/2015

APC recently won two victories involving In-Range Progression (IRP) policies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Dominguez Hills.  At the same time, new contract language now makes it easier to file IRP requests.

At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, "Student Services Classification Definitions" promised that "Student Services Professionals, through good work and professional competencies, could expect to reach the SSPIII level."  At some point, the administration unilaterally decided to delete this promise from these "Definitions."  APC filed an Unfair Practice Charge with the California Public Employment Relations Board.  The CSU quickly agreed to reissue the "Definitions" with the language in question restored to it.

At CSU Dominguez Hills, the administration denied an IRP request, noting the "outstanding job performance" of the employee, but stating that "the University does not grant In-Range Progressions based on performance alone."  APC filed a grievance.  The CSU quickly agreed to instruct administrators that IRPs could be granted based on performance alone.  It also agreed to approve the IRP request in question and, as a result, to give the employee a 10% salary increase.

Meanwhile, effective November 12, 2014, new contract language now makes it easier to file IRP requests:

 

  • Unit 4 members now have the right to submit IRP requests directly to HR
  • Unit 4 members now have the right to receive a response to their IRP requests within 90 days
  • Unit 4 members now have to wait only 12 months after the receipt of their last IRP request before submitting a new one (In the past, some campuses had requried Unit 4 members 12 months after the submission of their last IRP request before submitting a new one)

 

All of these developments are more fully explained in the materials available on this website in our "Educational Library."