2013 Faculty and Staff Salary Increase Program

Published: July 8th, 2013

Category: Memos

Paula Varnes Fussell
Vice President for Human Resource Services

President Machen recently announced the University of Florida would provide a salary increase plan for faculty and staff.

Under this program, effective October 1, 2013, eligible faculty earning $40,000 a year or less will receive an increase of $1,400 to their September 30 annual base salary. Eligible faculty earning more than $40,000 a year will receive a $1,000 increase to their annual base salary. In addition, funds are available for faculty merit raises. The total raise pool (including the across-the-board increases above) amounts to a 5 percent increase, although clinical unit pools and individual increases may vary.

Effective October 1, 2013, eligible staff earning $40,000 a year or less will receive an increase of $1,400 to their September 30 annual base salary. This amount will equate to increases in the range of 3.5 percent to 6.7 percent for these employees. Eligible staff earning more than $40,000 a year will receive an increase of 3.5 percent to their September 30 annual base salary.

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. Additional communication will be sent once agreement has been reached.

OPS employees—including post-doctoral associates, house staff, and adjunct faculty—are not included in the salary increase program.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the salary increase, employees must be hired on or before June 30, 2013.

Employees with a performance appraisal of “below performance standards” or any below satisfactory performance designation or faculty who are currently on a “performance improvement plan” are not eligible. If an ineligible employee achieves performance standards on or before the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year, the employee may receive an increase. However, if the employee becomes eligible after October 1, 2013, such increase will be effective on the date the employee becomes eligible and will not be retroactive. In the absence of a current performance evaluation, employees will be considered to be at the “satisfactory” or “achieves” performance level.
Part-time employees are eligible for the increases on a pro-rated basis.

Salary Increase Process

An automated process will be developed for implementing the increases. Beginning September 16, 2013, the departments and colleges will be provided access to an online list of current employees with the proposed across-the-board salary increases in a raise file for their review. This file will also be used to input any faculty merit increases.

Instruction guides with directions on how to review the Raise File for both faculty and staff may be found on the myUFL Toolkits at http://www.hr.ufl.edu/training/myUFL/toolkits/jobposactions.asp. Additional information regarding the process may be found on the Classification and Compensation section of the HRS website at http://www.hr.ufl.edu/class_comp/salary_increase.asp.

Salary Processing Timeline

September 16, 2013 – Raise File will be available to departments for reviewing salary increases and inputting faculty merit raise amounts

September 30, 2013 – Raise File will be closed to departments

October 7, 2013 – Salary increases will be reflected in Job Data in the myUFL system

October 18, 2013 – Employees receive the first paycheck with the salary increase

Departments with questions regarding the salary increase program for staff positions may contact Classification and Compensation at (352) 392-2477. For questions regarding faculty positions, please contact Academic Personnel at (352) 392-2477. You may also e-mail your questions to 2013salaryincrease@ufl.edu.

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