ARTICLE 16

BENEFITS

Parking Fees

16.1

Employees wishing to park at CSU Los Angeles shall pay the parking fees currently paid by other CSUEU-represented employees.

16.2

CSUEU–represented employees shall be entitled to park in any faculty, staff and student parking lots on campus that is currently restricted solely because the CSUEU-represented employees are not paying the same parking fee as students. Any lots or spaces that are currently unrestricted shall remain unrestricted to CSUEU-represented employees. The employees who pay the reserved lot/space fee may park in reserved lots/spaces.

16.3

The CSU shall provide payroll deductions for this purpose for Exempt and Non-Exempt ELP Instructors.

16.4

Eligible bargaining unit employees shall be entitled to participate in the CSU Pre-tax parking Fee Deduction Plan. The implementation and terms of this program shall be determined by the CSU.

Travel Reimbursement

16.5

Employee expenses incurred as a result of travel on official CSU business shall be reimbursed in accordance with CSU travel regulations. Such travel shall be pre-approved and authorized in writing prior to its undertaking by the Office of the Dean, Division of Extended Education.

Employee Assistance Programs

16.6

The CSU shall continue the existing Employee Assistance Program (EAP), or an equivalent program, at each campus. Records pertaining to an employee's participation in the Employee Assistance Program shall remain confidential.

16.7

Leaves of absence without pay may be granted by the Dean of the Division of Extended Education upon the recommendation of the Human Resources Office.

16.8

The Dean of the Division of Extended Education may elect to defer further or pending disciplinary action until the completion of the rehabilitation program and a reasonable period of time after the employee has returned to work. At the end of this reasonable period, the decision to impose discipline will be reevaluated.

Part-Time Employees Retirement Plan

16.9

ELP Instructors will be included in the Part-Time, Seasonal and Temporary (PST) Retirement Program administered by the Department of Personnel Administration’s Savings Plus Program, a FICA-Safe Harbor Plan, in accordance with the regulations under section 3121(b)(7)(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, or any successor(s) or substitute provision(s) of that code section. The total cost of the plan will be paid by participating employees in the form of a seven and one-half percent (7.5%) pretax contribution, in accordance with section 414(h) of the Internal Revenue Code, from a participating employee's gross wages each pay period. There shall be no cost to the CSU.

The CSUEU shall receive appropriate advance notice of any change to this Plan. In the case of termination of the Plan or revision of the employees' contribution rate, the CSUEU shall receive appropriate advance notice and the parties will meet and confer over the impact of such termination or revision.

Public Transportation Incentives

16.10

CSULA will encourage the use of alternative transportation as appropriate to the campus’ geographical region and as needed to comply with state and federal air quality rules and regulations. At the discretion of the President of the campus, subject to the State Controller’s Office (SCO) procedures and IRS regulations, the CSU may establish, maintain, or cease transportation benefit programs. Campus programs that encourage the use of alternative transportation may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Free or discounted mass transit passes;
  2. Van pools, which may or may not be subsidized;
  3. Ride Share points;
  4. Commuter tax benefit programs;
  5. Parking permits for bike riders in inclement weather and/or
  6. Shared car programs on campus.

Tax Sheltered Annuity

16.11

All ELP Instructors shall be eligible to participate in tax-sheltered annuity programs in accordance with the regulations and procedures as established by the CSU and according to IRS regulations.

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