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MEDIA ADVISORY

CSU Trustees to Hold Special Meeting on July 7th

 

WHAT: 

  • The California State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on July 7 to discuss options for operating the CSU system with a projected $584 million reduction in the General Fund support budget for 2009-10. The purpose of the special meeting is to update the Trustees on the latest developments on the State budget and its implications for the CSU, and to seek input from the members of the board about measures to address an unprecedented CSU budget deficit. The July 7 Agenda convenes only two committees of the Board: The Committee on Collective Bargaining and the Committee of the Whole. The Committee on Collective Bargaining will meet in closed session. All items on the agenda are for discussion only and there are no action items.

WHEN: 

  • The Committee of the Whole
    July 7 at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: 

  • CSU Chancellor's Office
  • Dumke Auditorium
  • 401 Golden Shore
  • Long Beach, CA 90802

CALL-IN:

Reporters who cannot attend the meeting may hear any open portion of it by calling 916-278-2663 (password: 0901222#)

CONTACT:

Clara Potes Fellow, (562) 951-4800

MORE:

The CSU has been discussing with its unions the concept of two day per month furloughs and also has initiated changes to Title 5 that would allow CSU flexibility to furlough management employees. Approximately 21,000 of CSU's overall workforce of 47,000 employees are committed to looking at furloughs as a way to address the budget deficit. More information is available on CSU Budget Central website. Also see California State University Urges Faculty Union to Bring Furlough Option to Members for Vote.

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About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 450,000 students and 46,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 90,000 annually. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California.