California State University has reached a tentative contract extension with faculty at its 23 campuses, the chancellor announced Tuesday.

The two involved parties — CSU and the California Faculty Association (CFA) — have reached a tentative agreement, extending contracts through June 30, 2020. Negotiations will continue to take place in that time.

During the extension period, both parties will review salary structure and form dedicated working groups in an effort to reach an agreement that benefits both parties.

“This agreement provides certainty for CSU faculty against future economic instability and allows us to collectively engage in long-term efforts that are critical to achieving our ambitious student success-related goals,” Timothy P. White, CSU Chancellor, said in a release. “We look forward to working with CFA leadership to reinforce with legislators in Sacramento how those goals will drive the future success of California and their vital role in supporting it.”

In two weeks, the CSU and CFA are expected to release a joint statement to the public about the extended contract.

Other details noted in the contract extension include a 3.5% general salary increase (GSI) for faculty, effective Nov. 1, 2018, and a 2.5% GSI increase effective July 1, 2019.

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—Stephanie Stutzman

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