2019-20 Pay Program

Published: August 8th, 2019

Category: Memos

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for UF Human Resources

I am pleased to share information about the 2019-20 pay program for University of Florida faculty and staff, which President Fuchs announced earlier this summer.

This year, the University will implement a 1 percent across-the-board recurring increase for all eligible employees and has created an aggregate increase pool of 2 percent to be used for market and merit in amounts that may range from zero to more than 2 percent. These increases will be awarded based on criteria established by colleges and units and will be effective October 1, 2019.  To be eligible for these increases, employees must have been on payroll as of June 30, 2019. 

President Fuchs also has approved an increase in the minimum wage for TEAMS positions, regardless of hire date. The minimum wage will increase from $13 to $14 per hour, effective October 1, 2019. 

Compensation plans and minimum wage increases for employees in a bargaining unit are subject to union negotiation, and we are committed to working with the unions to reach agreement for covered employees. 

One Percent Across-the-Board (ATB) Adjustment Eligibility and Minimum Wage Increase

To be eligible to receive the 1 percent ATB adjustment, the TEAMS employee or faculty member must have been on payroll on or before June 30, 2019.

TEAMS employees whose pay will be affected by the minimum wage increase will receive the 1 percent ATB adjustment, if eligible, or an increase to the new minimum wage, whichever results in the highest hourly rate. 

Two Percent Performance Increase Pool

For eligible TEAMS employees, the 2 percent aggregate increase pool may be used for pay increases based on criteria established by the college or work unit in keeping with special pay increase criteria:  sustained superior performance, market, and/or additional duties.  Faculty increases may be awarded based on criteria established by colleges and units. 

College of Medicine faculty (Gainesville and Jacksonville) are eligible to receive additional merit-based compensation for performance and additional duties in accordance with each college’s faculty compensation and variable pay plans in place of participation in this year’s 2 percent performance increase pool. 

Employees who have received notification of non-renewal, layoff, or ending of a time-limited appointment are not eligible for these pay increases, nor are employees who have received discipline since January 1, 2019, in the form of a written reprimand or suspension. Additionally, faculty who are currently on a performance improvement plan are not eligible.

As noted, to be eligible for these recurring increases, employees must have been on payroll on or before June 30, 2019. 

Salary Increase Process

No action is required from departments or colleges to implement the ATB adjustment or the minimum wage increase.  Frequently asked questions, including additional guidance about evaluating eligibility for performance-related increases, may be found on the Classification and Compensation section of the UFHR website at http://hr.ufl.edu/manager-resources/classification-compensation/compensation/.

As in the past, part-time faculty and TEAMS employees are eligible for these recurring and minimum wage increases.

Implementation Timeline

Monday, September 2, 2019—Raise file opens to departments

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM—Raise file closes to departments

Tuesday, September 24, 2019—Raises viewable in myUFL

Friday, October 11, 2019—Salary increases included in employee paychecks


For state-funded positions, the 3 percent total increase pool will be allocated based on filled positions using funding distributions identified by the units in their All Funds Budget as of June 2019 and will include an adjustment for the October 1, 2019, minimum wage increase. Contract, grant, and auxiliary units are expected to fund all salary increases from existing sources.

Departments with questions regarding this year’s pay program may contact Classification and Compensation at (352) 273-2842 or salaryincrease@ufl.edu.

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