March 3, 2021

City College of San Francisco 
Director of Media Relations

City College Will Issue March 15 Notices to Faculty and Administrators

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – On February 25, the CCSF Board of Trustees approved initial steps to reduce faculty and administrator salary expenses for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Board action directs Interim Chancellor Vurdien to issue preliminary layoff notices to affected employees on or before March 15, 2021. The Board action is in line with the unanimous Board approval of the 5-year Budget plan in November 2020, which called for a reduction in employee salary costs and other expenditures.  

The preliminary notices follow the process and guidelines specified in California Education Code Sections 87740 and 87743, which prescribe the requirements and procedures for restructuring the college’s compensation structure for full-time faculty and administrators. Based on the Budget Plan and Education Code requirements, preliminary layoff notices will be issued to 163 full-time faculty and 34 administrators. This represents a potential reduction of 30% of the current full-time faculty and 74% of the current administrators if salary concessions are not achieved. 

Interim Chancellor, Rajen Vurdien, Ph.D. commented: 

“These are difficult times and we look forward to continue working collaboratively with all of our stakeholders to successfully implement the 5-year budget plan to insure the long-term financial sustainability of the College.”

To access information related to this College action, please visit this BoardDocs public page

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About City College of San Francisco
For 85 years, City College of San Francisco (CCSF) has been the region’s premiere public, two-year community college. The college is now one of the first in the nation to offer free tuition, providing San Franciscans with the opportunity to access a quality college education and workforce training that leads to university transfer and good jobs. Since its founding in 1935, City College has evolved into a multicultural, multi-campus community college that is one of the largest in the country. CCSF offers more than 250 degrees and certificates and features an award-winning athletics program. For more about City College of San Francisco, please visit

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