Hiring Practices and Implementation

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Professional Standards

Whereas there have been alleged Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) violations in filling administrative positions, especially during college reorganization when allegedly improper lateral transfers have occurred, and

Whereas there have been reports of hiring practice violations with respect to minimum qualifications, especially in the case of adjunct/part-time faculty, and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has supported and has been involved in writing the hiring requirements of AB 1725, Affirmative Action, and other laws and regulations,

Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to: a. Urge local academic senate presidents to report to the Academic Senate any non-compliance of hiring practices regarding EEO, AB 1725, Affirmative Action, and other laws and regulations, in filling faculty and administrative positions. b. Demand that the State Chancellor take whatever measures are necessary to enforce all hiring laws and regulations c. Seek possible remedies of hiring practice law/regulations violations through legislation with the assistance of FACCC d. Reaffirm the Senate's many previous positions (most recently 19.08 S96) that laws and regulations regarding hiring in community colleges be properly implemented, including minimum qualifications for all hires, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the President to appoint a member (or members) of the Executive Committee to act as an ombudsperson (or ombudspersons) to receive complaints from local senates, to investigate in a timely manner violations of State law and regulations pertaining to community colleges, and to assist local colleges in implementing the regulations and laws under which community colleges operate.

I recommend that this resolution be marked completed. Should new issues arise with the new EEO regulations and plan, then a new resolution should be considered. (mwl 2009)
Status Report: 

EEO regulation was updated in 2006, but due to problems with availability data, updated EEO plans have not yet been required.