Fair and Effective Hiring Practices

Spring
2002
Resolution Number: 
03.01
Contact: 
Category: 
Equity and Diversity
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Following the Connerly v. State Personnel Board decision, which struck down portions of the affirmative action provisions in the California Community Colleges' hiring regulations, many districts appear to have abandoned efforts to recruit diverse faculty and administrators and to have suspended compliance with the entire body of Title 5 Regulations related to hiring; and

Whereas, Districts are still required by state and federal law to conduct fair and effective hiring processes

Resolved, That the Academic Senate continue to work with the Chancellor's Office to inform local boards that fair and effective hiring processes are still required by state and federal law, and that the Connerly decision has not eliminated or abrogated a district's responsibility to ensure fair and effective hiring practices for employees; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office to inform local districts that any changes to "faculty hiring criteria, policies, and procedures" still require joint agreement between the governing board and the local academic senate as specified in Educational Code 87360(b).

Summary: 
Work with the Chancellor's Office to inform local boards that fair and effective hiring processes are still required by state and federal law, and that the Connerly decision has not eliminated or abrogated a district's responsibility to ensure fair and effective hiring practices for employees; and urge the Chancellor's Office to inform local districts that any changes to "faculty hiring criteria, policies, and procedures" still require joint agreement between the governing board and the local academic senate as specified in Educational Code 87360(b).