Adjuncts: Get more money by adding a step
More Money! Part-time faculty are paid based on
1) their completed credits (up to a Ph. D.) and
2) their years of experience (called “steps”).
Once a year, part-time faculty members can apply for a “step” increase, based on their newly garnered experience. NOCCCD is the only district in California that does not grant automatic step increases, so in order to get a 4% salary step increase in this district, YOU need to submit a form to HR. This is a result of the former Vice Chancellor for Human Resources’ insistence that part-time faculty had to be “responsible” for knowing the contract (all 40+ pages) and therefore should be responsible for turning in the form. The District still refuses to change this policy.
Numerous faculty over the years have forgotten to submit the form, and hence have permanently lost the 4% increase (since you can only apply once a year and since there is no “back” pay to make up the missed wages). Thus, the AdFac Executive Board has decided to try to get each of our members to turn in the form every year so that no one misses out on the additional money. Sending in the form every year needs to become routine. There is a new step coming this Fall, so even if you are at the top step, you should still submit the form.
So how do you submit a form? Go to the AdFac website, www.adfacunited.org, click on forms and choose the one appropriate for you (there are 3 forms). The form must be submitted before August 12, 2016. However, we would like as many of you as possible to send in the completed request now or as soon as you can before the August deadline.
By sending the request forms en masse, it is our hope that the District will realize the importance of making these step increases automatic. Complete the form to the best of your ability. The Human Resources staff will research your records to see if you do qualify. If you’re not sure, put a question mark in the boxes that ask which criteria you satisfy.
Send the form to: NOCCCD Human Resources
1830 W. Romneya Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Be sure to keep a copy of the submitted form for your records.