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Article 15. Tenure Rights of Employees Serving in Academic-Administrative Assignments   

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Tenure does not apply to academic-administrative assignments. Persons serving in academic-administrative assignments as defined by action of the Trustees in accordance with Section 42700(p) shall retain any tenure rights already earned either as an academic or administrative employee or in the case of probationary employees at a campus may gain tenure in either the academic or the administrative category, depending on the background and service of the employee as follows:

(a) Probationary academic employees shall continue to serve their probationary period and may acquire academic tenure at a campus while serving in academic-administrative assignments at the campus or limited-term service in the Office of the Chancellor.

(b) Probationary administrative employees shall continue to serve their probationary period and may acquire administrative permanent status while serving in academic-administrative assignments.

(c) Employees serving in academic-administrative assignments who immediately preceding such assignment were academic employees with tenure, shall retain their rights as academic employees.

(d) Employees serving in academic-administrative assignments who immediately preceding such assignments were administrative employees with tenure, shall retain their permanent status as administrative employees.

(e) Persons initially employed in academic-administrative assignments at a campus shall, while serving in such assignments, serve a probationary period toward and may acquire academic or administrative tenure according to the relevance of their assignment and qualifications to either academic or administrative positions. Such employees, if reassigned to academic or administrative positions during their probationary period, shall continue to serve their probationary period according to the requirements of the positions to which they are reassigned. Service time in academic-administrative assignments shall be counted toward tenure in either the administrative or academic category. Employees serving in academic-administrative assignments in the Office of the Chancellor shall earn no tenure or permanent status. Such employees shall retain those rights as acquired elsewhere at the campuses.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66600

Education Code 89030

Education Code 89035

Education Code 89500

Reference:

Education Code 89500

(Amended by Register 82, No. 39.)