Academic Employee Relations (AER)

Housed within the Department of Faculty Affairs, Academic Employee Relations seeks to foster harmonious and cooperative labor relations between the university and its academic employees. This department is responsible for the administration of the California Faculty Association (Unit 3) and UAW Academic Student Employees (Unit 11) Collective Bargaining Agreements and acts as liaison for formal and informal interactions between academic employees, collective bargaining units and/or campus employee organizations.

The department works with academic administrators, and academic employees to identify positive methods of addressing and managing a range of issues including employee grievances, supervision, performance, evaluation, and discipline in accordance with the appropriate collective bargaining agreement and university policies.

Academic Employee Relations is also responsible for processing long-term leaves of absence for academic employees. 

Collective Bargaining Agreements

(The following are linked directly to the Chancellor's Office, Human Resources.)

For Reference

Alphabetical List of All Guidelines

Faculty Affairs Calendars

UAW Positions Hired During Last Academic Year


In addition to Academic Employee Relations, the CSULB campus community has two very important resources that are available to assistant them. The Office of the University Ombuds and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) are campus-based programs that offer a wide variety of services.

Office of University Ombuds

This office works independently as an objective and confidential advisor to help informally resolve campus issues.  For additional information, visit Office of University Ombuds

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

This program is a free, confidential resource program available to all CSULB faculty and staff. The program helps to explore problem areas that may affect a person’s well-being. For more information, visit the FSAP website.