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Effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017

This contract is an agreement between Association of College Educators, AFT Local 6554 and West Valley-Mission Community College District.

Article 101 Associate Member Compensation

101.1 Compensation

Associate members shall be paid in accordance with the Associate Faculty Salary Schedules (See Appendix BB). The Associate Faculty Salary Schedule is currently based on column B (to include steps 15, 18, and 21) of the Full‐time Academic Salary Schedule and any parity adjustments negotiated between the District and ACE, AFT 6554.

101.2 Compensation for Substitute Service

There are times when, during the first week of the absence of a member due to an illness or an emergency, it is necessary to provide coverage for a class or service. For absences of one week or less, two alternative methods are available:

  1. The absent member may arrange with another full-time member or associate member to cover the class(es) for compensation. The substituting member shall be paid at the appropriate rate on the Associate Salary Schedule C and the absent member shall have the appropriate amount of sick leave deducted from his/her accumulated sick leave. Absence and substitution forms must be submitted together to the Division Chair or supervising administrator.


  1. The absent member may arrange with another full-time member or associate member to cover the class(es) in exchange for future reciprocal substitution. This agreement is between the individual faculty members. The absent member shall not have sick leave deducted; the substituting member shall not receive compensation. The District has no liability for payment of this debt nor any obligation to enforce an agreement between faculty members. No absence or substitution forms are required; however, the absent faculty member shall notify his/her department chair or supervising administrator in writing (and when possible, in advance) of the effective date(s) of absence and substitution arrangements.

For any absences exceeding one week, arrangements for substitution shall be made through the office of the Vice-President of Instruction.

101.3 Associate Faculty Parity

1. Definition of Parity

The total compensation of full-time faculty includes salaries (paid on the Full-Time Academic Salary Schedule) and health benefits. Parity in compensation for associate faculty members shall be defined as follows:

88% of Full-Time Academic Salary Schedule (columns A-F) PLUS 88% of the average composite health benefit premium of full-time faculty. The form which this compensation shall take, shall be the subject of negotiations.

2. Current Parity

Effective July 1, 2015, parity shall be increased from 72% to 74%.