The Association met the District at the bargaining table Sept. 24 and we have four more meetings scheduled for this semester: 10/8, 10/15. 11/19 and 12/3. Articles sunshined by the Association are 8 (compensation), 10 (Health and Welfare Benefits), 12 (Hours of Service), and 13 (Stipends, Reassigned and Release Time). The District sunshined article 14 (Distance Ed.):

Memorandum of Understanding between
Desert Community College District
and the
College of the Desert Faculty Association

Sept 24, 2015

Today was the first day of bargaining between the CODFA and the DCCD, with 4 more days scheduled in the fall '15 semester.

March 17, 2015

The parties agree to extend the current collective bargaining agreement, including all ratified/agreed to tentative agreements, signed MOUs, grievance settlements, and side letters of understanding from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.


Ratification of the tentative agreement arrived at between CODFA and DCCD means the amendment to the 2014-15 bargaining agreement between CODFA and College of the Desert which includes a 4.5% off-schedule settlement that was paid February 27th, 2015 and will be  retroactive to 7/1/14.  Going forward, new longevity stipends will be applied beginning with the February paycheck. The new annual health insurance cap of $15,600 will be applied retroactively to July 1st.  The deduction on your regular paycheck will be adjusted to capture the correct amount through your May paycheck.If you have any questions, please contact John Ramont in the fiscal office at 760-773-2513.