At today's hearing of the powerful Assembly Appropriations Committee, CSUEU successfully received approval for the following sponsored and priority legislation: CSUEU-sponsored AB 2386 ( Williams and C. Garcia ) revises the current make-up of the CSU Board of Trustees by adding a CSU classified staff employee to serve as a member of the board to represent the concerns and contributions of CSU support staff. A "climate of exclusion" currently exists on the Board of Trustees. All other CSU stakeholders have a voice on the Board, including faculty, administration, students, and even alumni-but not classified staff. AB 2163 ( Low ) prohibits the CSU Board of Trustees from appointing a person as a CSU campus president unless that person has participated in at least one public campus forum. The CSU only recently abandoned a long-standing practice of having presidential candidates participate in campus forums. In a recent CSUEU survey, an overwhelming majority of CSU employees - 83 percent - asserted that the campus presidential search process must be open. AB 2183 ( Gatto ) requires that, prior to contracting out employee work, CSU must demonstrate that personal services contracts will result in cost savings, are offered through a competitive bidding process, and involve work that cannot be performed by existing employees. Without adequate legislative oversight or accountability, CSU has until now approved personal services contracts without being required to follow these guidelines--the same guidelines with which all other state agencies have complied for the past 30 years. It's estimated that CSU has over 13,000 personal service contracts in the current fiscal year alone.