Academic Personnel and Programs
Policy issuances, 2020 - present
Issued January 6, 2023, revised Academic Personnel Manual Section 025, Conflict of Committment and Outside Activities of Faculty Members and Designated Other Academic Appointees and Section 671, Conflict of Committment and Outside Activities of Health Sciences Compensation Plan Participants are effective July 1, 2024. Revisions to these policy sections were based on recommendations made in the Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services (ECAS), Systemwide Foreign Influence Audit Report, published in February 2021. After extensive consultation and two Systemwide Review periods, the following key revisions were made:
Please see the January 6, 2023 issuance cover letter for additional details regarding background, the consultation and review process, and policy revisions.
Issued December 15, 2022, revised Academic Personnel Manual Section 715, Leaves of Absence/Family and Medical Leave and Section 760, Family Accommodations for Childbearing and Childrearing are effective January 01, 2023. Substantive changes were made to reflect an increase in the percentage of income replacement provided by the Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) pay option offered to eligible employees to apply to qualifying leaves as approved by the Council of Chancellors on April 6, 2022. Revisions were made to APM - 715 and 760 in order to reflect the increase in the PFCB income replacement calculation from 70% to 100% of eligible earnings effective January 01, 2023. Please see the December 15, 2022 issuance letter (pdf) for additional details.
Issued May 20, 2022, revised Academic Personnel Manual Section 759, Leaves of Absence/Other Leaves Without Pay, is effective July 1, 2022. The key policy changes include: addition of examples of "good cause" for a leave without pay including leaves for innovation and entrepreneurship; language added to clarify that a leave without pay shall not exceed one year in length; however, a leave may be renewed in increments of one year or less, but not indefinitely; cross-references to other applicable policies; and other revisions to improve overall clarity and intent. Please see the May 20, 2022 issuance letter (pdf) for additional details on background, policy revisions and implementation.
|4/20/22||016, 075, 080, 100, 110, 130, 133, 140, 145, 150, 190-B, 205, 210, 220, 230, 235, 270, 275, 278, 280, 300, 700, 740, 765||
Issued April 20, 2022, various Academic Personnel Manual Sections with technical revisions to update references to Regental governing documents are effective immediately. The updates were due to amendments to certain Regents' Bylaws and Regents' policies and the rescission of several Regents' Standing Orders that affected references to Regental governing documents in a number of APM policies. In addition to these technical revisions, technical revisions were made to APM - 205, Recall for Academic Appointees, and APM - 220, Professor series, to remove references to Standing Order 103.6, Retirement and Reappointment Following Retirement, which was rescinded by the Regents several years ago to eliminate the mandatory retirement age. Please see the April 20, 2022 issuance letter (pdf) for additional details.
Issued February 10, 2022, revised Academic Personnel Sections 710, Leaves of Absence/Sick Leave/Medical Leave and 715, Leaves of Absence/Family and Medical Leave are effective immediately. The revisions include technical revisions to bring the policies into compliance with AB 1022 which expands the definition of "parent" in CFRA to include "parents-in-law". Technical revisions were also made to APM - 710 to align with revisions made to APM - 715 regarding CFRA. Please see the February 10, 2022 issuance letter (pdf) for additional details.
|7/01/21||700, 710, 715, 720, 730, 740, 750, 751, 752, 758, 760||
Issued June 21, 2021, revised Academic Personnel Manual Sections 700, 710, 715, 720, 730, 740, 750, 751, 752, 758, and 760 (leave-related policies of the APM - 700 Series) are effective July 1, 2021. Substantive revisions were made to the policies to clarify intent of language. Technical revisions were made to remove gendered language and to correct minor grammatical errors. Language was added to address the new Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) pay option. Also, increased pay for childbearing and childrearing leave for eligible appointees from six to eight weeks and removed eligibility criteria for age of child for active service-modified duties (ASMD). New sections were added on bereavement leave and jury duty leave. Also, changes were made to comply with SB1383 requirements expanding California Family Rights Act (CFRA) effective January 1, 2021. Please see the June 21, 2021 issuance letter (pdf) and the Pay for Family Care and Bonding Eligibility letter (pdf) for additional details.
Independent Contractor, Rescinded
Issued November 20, 2020, revised Academic Personnel Manual Sections, APM - 240, Deans and APM - 246, Faculty Administrators (100% Time) are effective immediately. The policies were revised to align with previous revisions to APM - 025. Language has been added to clarify that Deans and Faculty Administrators who hold concurrent HSCP appointments are subject to APM - 670 and 671. Language has been revised to refer to the salary of the underlying faculty appointment and technical revisions have been made to remove gendered language and correct minor grammatical issues. Please see the November 20, 2020 issuance letter (pdf) for additional details.
|9/23/20||005, 015, 016, 020, 028, 075, 133, 140, 145, 150, 160, 190, 210, 241, 245, 270, 275, 279, 280, 330, 360, 370, 390, 662, 663, 670, 671, 680
Issued September 23, 2020, these revised Academic Personnel Manual (APM) Sections are effective immediately. The revisions to the APM policies are technical revisions to remove gendered language and to correct minor grammatical errors. Please see the September 23, 2020 issuance letter (pdf) for additional details.
|2/1/20||011||Issued November 13, 2019, new Academic Personnel Manual (APM) Section 011, Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees, is effective February 1, 2020. This policy establishes that whenever academic appointees with non-faculty academic titles listed in APM -112-4(b) (with the exception of students, academic student employees, and mentored/trainee academic appointees) are engaged in teaching, research, scholarship, or the public dissemination of knowledge, as defined in APM - 010, they are entitled to the protections of academic freedom established in APM -010, and they are obligated by the responsibilities specified in Part II of APM - 015, the Faculty Code of Conduct. In addition, this policy establishes that when academic appointees with non-faculty titles listed in APM - 112-4(b) perform work that contributes to or supports the fundamental mission of the University, but that is not teaching, research, scholarship, or the public dissemination of knowledge, they must be free to pursue the work according to applicable, acknowledged, national, professional standards, if such standards exist, and are obligated by the responsibilities established by these standards. See the November 13, 2019 issuance letter (pdf) and the APM - 011 FAQ document (pdf) for additional details.|
|1/15/20||025||Issued January 15, 2020, revised Academic Personnel Manual (APM) Section 025, Conflict of Commitment and Outside Activities of Faculty Members, is effective immediately. The revised policy reflects technical revisions made to correct an inadvertent omission of language regarding uncompensated outside professional activities during the summer months in APM - 025-8-c; remove gendered language; conform with recent updates and revisions to other APM policies; correct minor grammatical and formatting inconsistencies; and update and add links to referenced documents in Appendix A. See the January 15, 2020 issuance letter (pdf) for additional details.|