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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Faculty--Compensation


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
NJIssued 08/2014P-12
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New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission
E.O. 161
Creates the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission and defines membership. Directs the commission to make recommendations of goals and criteria for a sustainable retirement and health benefit system, review the history of the state's existing p...

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CAPassed 06/2014Community CollegePart-Time Community College Faculty and Classified Employees
A.C.R. 95
Expresses legislative intent that community college districts not reduce the hours of part-time faculty or part-time classified employees for the purpose of avoiding implementation of the federal Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act. http://www.leginfo.c...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Paid Leave for Higher Education Institution Employees Who Are Reservists
S.B. 2163
Requires that any full-time employee of a public institution of higher education who is a member of any reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces or of any reserve component of the Illinois State Militia be granted leave from his/her public employment for any...

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NJSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Retirement Benefits for Postsecondary Institution Employees
S.B. 1819
Allows faculty and staff and public colleges and universities who are participate in the Alternate Benefit Program and who meet certain criteria to receive a distribution of retirement benefits prior to separating service. Allows the provisions of the bill to ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Participation of Adjunct Faculty and Librarians in Employees Retirement System
H.B. 2127
From fiscal note: Changes eligibility rules for the participation of adjunct professors and faculty in the Group Benefits Program administered by the Employees Retirement System. Lowers the requirement for adjunct professors from teaching at the institution fo...

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FLSigned into law 05/2013P-12
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Employer Contributions to State Retirement System
S.B. 1810
Increases the mandated employer contribution for the state retirement system. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_s1810er.DOCX&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=1810&Session=2013...

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ORSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Contributions for Higher Education Supplemental Retirement benefits
S.B. 268
Amends existing law so that the amounts that remain in a separate account after an employee is separated from the service of the board, may be transferred from the account and credited to the board in the public employees retirement fund, which will be used us...

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ORSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Relating to an optional retirement plan for employees of the Oregon University System; and declaring an emergency.
S.B. 269
Amends exisitng law so that an administrative or academic employee of the Oregon University System may elect to participate in the optional retirement plan upon completion of 600 hours of employment, or the equivalent as determined by the state board of higher...

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CASigned into law 09/2012Community CollegeReporting of Creditable Hours by Part-Time Community College Instructors
S.B. 114
From final bill analysis: Beginning July 1, 2013, requires community college districts to submit collective bargaining agreements or employment agreements for part-time instructors and adult education instructors to the California State Teachers' Retirement Sy...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Employer Contributions to Postsecondary Retirement Programs
H.B. 5005
Revises employer contributions for members of (1) FRS who are employees of public community colleges or charter technical career centers sponsored by public community colleges, (2) optional retirement program for State University System, and (3) State Communit...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Severance Pay at Colleges and Universities
H.B. 5201 - Severance Pay at Colleges and Universities
From final bill analysis: Revises severance pay language for colleges and universities to conform to s. 215.425, F.S., providing that on or after July 1, 2011, a unit of government that enters into a contract or employment agreement, or renewal or renegotiatio...

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FLVetoed 04/2012P-12
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University of Florida Optional Health Insurance Program
H.B. 5009
Authorizes the University of Florida Board of Trustees, in lieu of participation in state group insurance programs, to provide health insurance and other self-insurance or insurance programs. Establishes parameters for such program should the board choose to i...

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SCSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.The South Carolina Higher Education Efficiency & Administrative Policies Act of 2011
S.B. 172

Transparency and Efficiency
Requires each public institution of higher learning to maintain a transaction register that includes a complete record of all funds expended, from whatever source for whatever purpose. Provides that the register must be prominently...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Group Health Benefits for Paid Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Students
S.B. 29
Establishes group health benefits eligibility for students on postdoctoral fellowships or certain graduate student fellowships who are currently receiving a stipend from an applicable fellowship. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/SB00029F.p...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Employee Insurance
S.B. 5 - Postsecondary Employee Insurance
Amends Chapter 1601 of the Insurance Code, "Uniform Insurance Benefits Act for Employees of the University of Texas System and the Texas AM University System", to permit a system to establish premium discounts, surcharges, rebates or a revision in otherwise ap...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Payroll Deductions for Employees of University System or Institution of Higher Education
S.B. 5 - Payroll Deductions for Employees of University System or Institution of Higher Education
Authorizes the governing board of a university system, or of an institution of higher education that is not a component institution of a university system, to authorize employees of the system or institution to elect a payroll deduction for any purpose that th...

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WASigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Retirement
H.B. 1981
Revises the retirement and annuity programs of the higher education institutions for future participants to reflect changes that have already occurred in state pension plans. Gives certain newly hired employees more options for retirement plans. Reduces the ex...

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WASigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Compensation
H.B. 1132
Suspends cost-of-living adjustments for certain higher education system staff. Makes base bonuses paid to certain certified teachers
subject to appropriations in the budget.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202011/1132-...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Education Funding
S.B. 2150
From Legislative Budget Committee Summary:

Coenrollment in Public Schools and Adult Education Programs
Prohibits funding for coenrollment in public schools and adult general education programs, except that for the 2011-2012 fiscal year students may enroll i...

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WVSigned into law 05/2011P-12
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Duties of Higher Ed Policy Commission/Tuition Increases/Graduation Rates
S.B. 330
Clarifies the duties and responsibilities of the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC). Sets deadlines in coming years for working toward fulfilling pay levels included in a state-determined salary schedule. Provides that a tutition and fee increase greate...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Higher Education Compensation Reductions
H.B. 427
Directs the commissioner of higher education to reallocate $1.5 million appropriated to the eight Utah higher education institutions for compensation to ensure that each higher education institution receives the same percentage compensation reduction. http://l...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Compensation for Unpaid Sick Leave
S.B. 354
Clarifies that discretion is granted to state-supported institutions of higher educaiton on whether or not to compensate all employees for unpaid sick leave on retirement or death.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Bills/SB354.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2011Postsec.Retirement Benefits
H.B. 158
The state board of education may establish an optional retirement program under which contracts providing retirement and death benefits
may be purchased for members of the teaching staff and officers of community colleges and postsecondary professional-technic...

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CASigned into law 10/2010P-12
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University of California Retirement Plan
A.B. 1610 - University of California Retirement Plan
From bill summary: Existing provision expresses legislative intent that no new general fund augmentation be made available for contributions to the University of California Retirement Plan. New legislation repeals this provision. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Postsec.
Community College
Part-Time and Temporary Faculty
A.C.R. 138
Expresses legislative intent that part-time and temporary faculty receive pay and benefits that are equal to those of specified tenured and tenure-track faculty, to the extent funding is provided, and that the California Community Colleges increase the percent...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
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Leave and Pay for Reservists
S.B. 337
Requires that a full-time employee of the state, local government or a school district who is a member of a reserve component of the armed forces or state militia must be given a leave of absence for any required training or duty. Requires that during the leav...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
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Community College
Administrator and Teacher Salaries
H.B. 2235
Requires the governing board of each school district, public university, and community college to report to the state board of education or board of higher education the base salary and benefits, including vacation days, sick days, bonuses, annuities and retir...

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NYSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.CUNY/Employee Agreement
A.B. 8898
Relates to the implementation of the terms of a written agreement between CUNY and its employee organization, including salary increases and benefit modifications. Appropriates funds therefor. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08898&sh=t...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Faculty Salaries
H.B. 2557
Makes certain part-time faculty members at public institutions of higher education eligible for the same health care benefits as full-time faculty members; requires the State Board of Education and State Board of Higher Education to establish baselines and con...

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WISigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Labor Relations at the University of Wisconsin
A.B. 75
Enacts provisions related to labor relations and collective bargaining for faculty and academic staff at the University of Wisconsin. Establishes definitions, rights of employees to bargain collectively, and duties of the state, including the duty of the board...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Work During Natural Disaster or Other Extraordinary Circumstance
S.B. 2298
Provides that the requirement that 6 months elapse between a higher education state employee's merit salary increases does not apply to a one-time merit payment if the chief administrative officer of the institution of higher education determines in writing th...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Community College
K-12 and Postsecondary Employee Benefits
H.B. 1221
Directs the Office of State Personnel, Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina Community Colleges, and the University of North Carolina to develop an employee benefits statement that reflects the current value of employee benefits provided to state, p...

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IDSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Retirement Programs
H.B. 199
Adds to existing law to provide that the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho may establish additional retirement plans for members of the teaching staff and officers of the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, B...

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KSSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.Retirement Plans Non-Teaching Positions
H.B. 2004
Concerns regents institutions; relates to participation in mandatory retirement plans for faculty and other employees of the state board of regents.
http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2010/2004.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12
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Community College
State Agency and Higher Education Compensation
H.B. 4
From the bill synopsis:
--Provides budget increases and decreases for the compensation of state and higher education employees not including school district personnel
--Provides for a 3% cost of living allowance for state and higher education employees not in...

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LAIssued 08/2007P-12
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Community College
Pay Increase for Employees in Unclassified State Service
E.O. 15 and 17
Executive Order 15: http://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/15ExecOrderStateEmployeePay.pdf

Executive Order 17 amends Executive Order KBB 2007-15 to clarify its application to unclassified employees of registrars of voters; includes students and graduate assista...

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MTPassed 04/2007P-12
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Community College
Study of Public Employee Retirement Systems
H.J.R. 59
Requests that the legislative council designate an appropriate interim committee or assign sufficient staff resources to study public employee retirements systems and produce a
legislator's guide on the state's public employee retirement plans that includes c...

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NMSigned into law [Partial Veto] 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Faculty Endowment Fund Distributions
H.B. 983
Changes provisions and distributions of the faculty endowment fund. Reconciles conflicting amendments to the same section of laws by repealing laws 2003, chapter 379, section 1.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/HB0983.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Part-Time Faculty Pay Scale
H.B. 384
Directs the higher education department to work with public post-secondary educational institutions to establish a pay schedule for part-time faculty to be subject to legislative appropriation.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/HB0384.pdf...

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WVVetoed 04/2007P-12
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Technology Donation Program; Higher Ed. Councils; Health Education Loan Program
H.B. 2558
Requires the state's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to create and implement a program to refurbish and donate state surplus computers which are no more than four years old from state agencies to public schools and low-income school children; encourages the CTO...

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WISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Postsecondary Teachers Negotiations
Act No. 373
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Teaching Assistants' Association, AFT, Local 3220, AFL-CIO, for the 2003- 05 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the University of Wiscon...

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WISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.
Community College
Teaching Assistants Collective Bargaining
Act No. 374
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Teaching Assistants' Association, AFT, Local 3220, AFL-CIO, for the 2005- 07 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the University of Wiscon...

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WISigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association Collective Bargaining
Act No. 384
Relates to ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state and the Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association, AFT/WFT, Local 2169, AFL- CIO, for the 2005-07 biennium, covering employees in the program, project, and teaching assistants of the Univers...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Higher Education Alternate Retirement Plans
S.B. 138
Provides that colleges or universities may increase the employer contribution rate for higher education alternate retirement plans to equal the employer contribution rate under the teacher retirement system. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/pub...

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MASigned into law 10/2004Postsec.Retirement and Research Faculty Salaries
H.B. 2873
Relates to providing creditable service for retirement purposes for certain research faculty employed at the University of Massachusetts. Provides that any member employed by the University and subsequently directed to accept employment with an institute or fo...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
Tenure Track vs. Temporary Faculty
A.B. 242
Requires the board of governors and the trustees, and would request the regents, to adopt policies regarding the appropriate balance of temporary and permanent/tenure-track faculty for their respective systems and to report these respective policies, and the r...

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OKSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.
Community College
Teachers Retirement System
H.B. 2226
Adds a new section of law. Enacts the Alternate Retirement Plan for Eligible Employees of Participating State Institutions of Higher Education Act of 2004. Alternate retirement plans, shall, for eligible employees and electing employees, provide retirement and...

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MSVetoed 04/2003P-12
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State Personnel Board
H.B. 773
Removes the repeal on the State Personnel Board; provides that the State Board of Education may increase the salary of the State Superintendent of Public Education upon the approval of the State Personnel Board. Exempts state superintendent of education from ...

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NCSigned into law 04/2003P-12
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Community College
Community College Shared Leave
H.B. 432
Provides that state employees, public school employees, and community college employees may share leave voluntarily....

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Faculty Compensation Disparity Study and Report
H.B. 2397
Requires the board to conduct a study and make findings and recommendations the board considers appropriate regarding any disparity between the salary and benefits received by part-time faculty members and the salary and benefits received by full-time faculty ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Faculty Contracts
H.B. 1127
Relates to procedures governing employment contracts for faculty members at public institutions of higher education. An institution of higher education is not required to provide an annual contract to tenure or tenure-track faculty, but must provide tenure an...

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MTSigned into law 04/2001P-12
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Public Employee Retirement Systems
H.B. 116
Revises the defined contribution plan provisions under the public employees retirement system; limits liability; revises the allocation of current contributions to an education fund; revises how family law orders and execution of withholding and support obliga...

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