This policy is established as authorized by RCW 28B.35.120 (12).
The university recognizes the worth and value of faculty and staff to the university and realizes that it is in the interest of the university to retain highly qualified faculty and exempt staff. It may be appropriate to increase the pay of a faculty or exempt employee in exchange for that employee remaining at CWU (i.e., offering a "counter-offer.")
A request for a retention increase may be triggered by one or both of two events: 1) the individual must be actively seeking external employment as evidenced by being invited for on-site interviews, or 2) the individual must receive a bona fide offer of employment from another organization. If the second option is the triggering event, the offer must include a salary level.
CWUR 1-70-050 Faculty and Exempt Staff Retention Procedure
[Pres. Cabinet: 2/19/97; 4/97; PAC: 1/16/08; Responsibility: President’s Office; Authority: Cabinet/UPAC; Reviewed/Endorsed by: Cabinet/UPAC; Review/Effective Date: 01/06/2017; Approved by: James L. Gaudino, President]