Professional Growth Program

  1. Each segment will require the completion of eighteen (18) points.
  2. The employee shall apply for approval prior to course work being taken. The Director of Human Resources shall grant or deny approval of the class for professional growth credit within ten (10) working days from the date of the employee's application request.
  3. All professional growth candidates taking courses must obtain a passing grade of "C" or better.
  4. Employees must submit evidence of satisfactory completion of course work to the Human Resources Office by June 30th.
  5. Employees who anticipate completing a segment at the conclusion of a fiscal year must have registered their intent with the Director of Human Resources by February 1 of that fiscal year.
  6. The cash award shall be paid annually in August following the completion of each segment. Employee must be in a paid status on June 30th.
  7. Professional growth points in excess of eighteen (18) can be rolled over to the next segment provided the employee continues enrollment in one or more professional growth activities per year throughout the segment, provided that no degree has been completed. Completion of a degree and 15 units will culminate in completion of a segment. Only one AA, Bachelor's or Master's degree will count as above.
  8. There shall be a total of five (5) program segments and each segment has a four (4) year time period for completion with the exception of the first program segment, which has a time limit of six (6) years.
  9. An employees on an approved personal leave of absence or layoff may extend his/her current segment for one additional year upon written notification to the Director of Human Resources.

For more information, please refer to the CSEA CBA, Article 19 – Professional Growth Program.

The Imperial Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, political or organizational affiliation, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas.

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Imperial, CA 92251
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