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Negotiations: Article 25, Additional Compensation

Wright State University Chapter

American Association of University Professors

The administration put forth the article shown below at the March 25, 2013 negotiating session.

Reports about the status of this article will be found below the article itself.

See our CBA Negotiations page for a roster of the AAUP-WSU negotiating team, brief reports about each Monday's negotiation session, and an article-by-article summary table with links to detailed information about each individual article that either the administration or AAUP-WSU proposes to include in the CBA.

Article 25

Additional Compensation

25.1 The University has the right to make salary adjustments which are more favorable than those called for in this Agreement to any Member(s) of the Bargaining Unit to respond to a bona fide offer from another university or other employer.

25.1.1 The University shall inform the AAUP-WSU of any adjustment made pursuant to Section 25.1 and provide the AAUP-WSU with a copy of the offer letter within ten (10) working days of a Bargaining Unit Faculty Member’s acceptance of such adjustment.
A salary adjustment made in response to an offer from a non-academic employer shall be considered an exceptional event, and the University will provide to the AAUP-WSU a written explanation.

25.2 The University has the right to make salary adjustments which are more favorable than those called for in this Agreement to any Member(s) of the Bargaining Unit to respond to external market factors in the absence of a bona fide offer from another institution.

25.2.1 In the absence of a bona fide offer, a salary adjustment must be supported by specific evidence of excellent performance and evidence that the individual’s current salary is below the market salary for individuals with comparable records at other academic institutions. Such comparisons may take into account market factors including those that exist in specific fields and sub-disciplines.

25.2.2 Before making such adjustments to a Member’s salary, the University will consider (1) whether the same or similar circumstances apply to other faculty in that college and (2) if an anticipated salary adjustment would create or increase salary differences that are not supported by market factors and performance.

25.2.3 Once this review has been completed the results will be shared with AAUP-WSU along with all supporting evidence. AAUP-WSU will be given at least ten working days to review the evidence along with any proposed salary adjustments. Once the review period is over the University will notify Members and the AAUP-WSU in writing of any salary adjustments.

25.3.1 Adjustments made pursuant to Article 25 shall not decrease the salary increases available to other Members of the Bargaining Unit as provided for in this Agreement.

25.3.2 Adjustments made pursuant to Article 25 shall be approved by the Dean of the Member’s College and the Provost.

Status of Negotiations about the Above Article

June 21, 2013 with an August 10, 2013 update

Our team put forth a counterproposal, changing the administration's original only by replacing "...apply to other faculty in that college..." in 25.2.2 by "... apply to other Bargaining Unit Faculty in that college...". Our intent was to prevent the administration from having to examine salaries of all faculty in a college (e.g., tenure-eligible and tenured faculty) when it wished to increase the salary of an NTE faculty member.

Update: The administration agreed to our counter, and the parties proceeded to TA (tentatively agree upon) this article. You may view the initially TA'd article. However, the parties subsequently agreed to changes, and on July 30 they TA'd another, presumably final, version of this article.

March 25, 2013

In putting forth the proposal above, the administration stated that this article is taken directly from the existing CBA for tenure-eligible and tenured (TET) faculty.


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