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Range Elevation resources
Everything you need to know about eligibility and applying

What is Range Elevation?

Range Elevation is the formal process through which Lecturers and temporary Librarians can increase their salary by moving from one salary range to the next (e.g., Range A to B, B to C, or C to D).  If granted, a Range Elevation brings a salary increase of at least 5%, or the percentage increase required to reach at least the minimum of the next range, whichever is greater.

Should I apply? Yes!

In 2017/18, there was a success rate of over 95 percent for Lecturers and temporary Librarians who applied for Range Elevation.  It pays to apply!

Thanks to improvements secured by CFA in negotiations, many more Lecturers and temporary Librarians became eligible to apply for Range Elevation in 2017/18 and many more will now be eligible to apply in 2018/19 and 2019/20.

Range Elevation is not automatic. If you are eligible, you need to apply. Your campus administration is required to notify you, if you are eligible to apply, at least 30 days prior to the application deadline.

How do I apply for Range Elevation?

Each campus has its own application procedures.  Some campuses have application deadlines in the Fall; some campuses have deadlines in the Spring.

You can view the application policies for your campus at this link:
https://www.calfac.org/post/campus-range-elevation-policies

After you’ve reviewed your campus Range Elevation policies and timelines, it’s a good idea to talk with your department chair and with other Lecturers to learn more about what is expected for a successful application.

How do I know whether I’m eligible to apply?

If you are eligible to apply, your campus administration is required to notify you at least 30 days prior to the application deadline.

Can I calculate my own eligibility?

If you wish, you can calculate for yourself whether you are eligible to apply.

There are two ways to become eligible to apply for Range Elevation.  For details on how to calculate your eligibility for yourself under each of the two tracks, you can view this information sheet.

You can Appeal if denied

If your application is denied, you may appeal to a campus peer review panel. Most Lecturers who have appealed have been successful in their appeals. Those who are denied are permitted to apply again in subsequent years.

For questions about your years of service, time base, and salary, contact the campus payroll office.

Many campus CFA chapters offer Range Elevation workshops, so watch for these. The CFA Workshops offer practical advice on preparing a successful application for Range Elevation.

Additional information, including policies and tools for understanding Range Elevation, can be found here.

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