Faculty, TEAMS, USPS, and Graduate Assistants 2006-2007 Salary Increase Plan
Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President, Office of Human Resource Services
2006-2007 Salary Increase Plan
We are pleased to announce the 2006-2007 Salary Increase Plan for faculty and staff at the University of Florida.
Effective October 1, 2006, all eligible faculty and staff (including OPS faculty and postdoctoral associates) will receive a 3 percent base increase on their September 30, 2006 salary. In addition, eligible faculty and staff will be considered for a merit-based increase from a 1.5 percent pool.
However, faculty, staff, and graduate assistants in a collective bargaining unit will be governed by the terms of their respective contracts. Negotiations are currently underway with each union related to 2006-2007 salary increases. Additional communication will be sent once agreement has been reached with each union.
To be eligible for the 3 percent base increase, and to be considered for a merit increase, 12-month faculty and staff not in a bargaining unit must have a hire date of June 30, 2006 or earlier.
To be eligible for the 3 percent base increase, and to be considered for a merit increase, 9-month faculty and staff not in a bargaining unit must have a hire date of May 15, 2006. 10-month faculty and staff not in a bargaining unit must have a hire date of June 8, 2006 or earlier.
In order to be eligible for either increase, faculty must have a current, satisfactory performance evaluation. Staff must have a current performance rating of minimally achieves or better to be eligible for the 3 percent increase. In the absence of a current performance evaluation, employees will be considered to be at the satisfactory or achieves performance level.
Part-time employees who were hired on or before the eligibility dates in the above paragraphs and meet performance criteria are eligible for the 3 percent increase on a pro-rated basis.
For state-funded positions, as per the Florida House and Senate intent, the 3 percent increase on base salary will be allocated based on filled positions only for both faculty and staff.
The calculation for the 1.5 percent merit pool for faculty and staff will be calculated based on filled positions only for both faculty and staff.
Contract, grant, and auxiliary units are expected to fund the salary increases from existing sources.
Staff Pay Range Adjustments
TEAMS and USPS staff pay ranges will be adjusted by 2 percent at the minimum and 3 percent at the maximum effective October 1, 2006.
Processing for Salary Increases
Base Salary Increase
An automated process for loading the 3 percent increase has been developed. Departments will be provided a report via enterprise reporting which identifies potentially eligible employees. Each department is responsible for reviewing their list to ensure each employee is eligible to receive the increase.
Departments may request changes (additions or deletions) to the report by contacting the appropriate core office. Please contact Classification and Compensation at 392-4621 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make changes to TEAMS and USPS employees. Please contact Academic Personnel at 392-1251 to make changes for faculty and graduate assistants.
A 1.5 percent merit increase pool has also been created for staff. Individual merit increases should be supported by completed performance evaluations. To be eligible for consideration of a merit increase, staff must have a performance evaluation of achieves or better.
In administering the 1.5 percent merit increase pool for faculty outside the bargaining unit, each Dean’s office will first address promotions (including distinguished professor) and SPP across the college and then distribute the remainder of the raise pool to departments to be used as merit. Individual merit increases will be based upon approved departmental merit criteria recommended by the Chair and approved by the Dean. Chairs should utilize department merit criteria when assessing performance and recommending merit increases.
*Additional deadline dates and processing details will be sent in a forthcoming instructional guide.
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