Changes to STRS limits addressed this resolution.
Whereas, Title 5 §53021 provides that “no interim appointment or series of interim appointments exceed one year in duration” and that even with the approval of the Chancellor extensions of such appointments may not exceed a second year;
Whereas, Title 5 §53201 has been violated in various instances at community colleges throughout the State of California, with some interim appointments lasting as long as six years;
Whereas, The Joint Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity, and Title 5 EEO Advisory Committee has recommended a change to Title 5 that would limit interim appointments to a fixed duration of two years without the possibility of exceptions granted by the Chancellor’s Office; and
Whereas, The Title 5 change proposed by the Joint Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity, and Title 5 EEO Advisory Committee has been discussed and viewed favorably during plenary session breakouts of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and in other venues;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges pursue the proposed change to Title 5 that would set a hard limit of two years on interim administrative appointments without the possibility of extension.
MSC Disposition: Chancellor’s Office, Local Senates