Cal Poly Pomona

MPP History

Prior to 1984, CSU management and supervisory positions, as defined by the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA), were classified in task-oriented narrowly-defined classifications. In 1984, the CSU replaced this management/supervisory classification structure with the Management Personnel Plan (MPP). The MPP, defined in Title 5, Article 2.2, is an integrated personnel system addressing employment rights, benefits and conditions for employees designated as "management" or "supervisory" under HEERA. The MPP was and is designed to be a flexible personnel program consisting of four very broad generic classification levels (Administrator I, II, III and IV).

In 1984, all positions for management and supervisory employees were merged into the four new generic MPP classifications. For a few years, the old classifications were referred to as "tracking classes." Administrative references to these "tracking classes" were eliminated December 31, 1994.

In 1984, Cal Poly Pomona merged 90 positions into the MPP classification. Since that time, the campus has monitored the number of MPP positions on an annual basis. Any increase to the number of MPP positions requires a justification for the need and approval of the President.

Click below for a listing of the number of MPP positions on each of the CSU campuses by year. (Source of information - PIMS* reports run as of the end of October of each year)

1984 - 1988

1989 - 1993

1994 - 1998

1999 - 2003

2004 - 2008

2009 - 2013


*PIMS is a computerized information file, or database, that contains official personnel, payroll, and retirement information for the majority of employees of The California State University (CSU) and California State civil service. Although the Chancellor's Office retains 'ownership' of the CSU portion of the database, the responsibility for maintenance and security is delegated to the State Controller, who is the pay agent for The California State University. The PIMS database resides on computers owned by the State Controller's Office which are housed in Sacramento.