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Article 19 Salary

Section 1. Salary Ranges

  1. The salary ranges for classifications covered by this Agreement shall be those contained in Appendix D.
  2. No one may be hired above or below the assigned salary range for his/her classification.

    Employees whose salaries are above the range assigned to their classification will have their salaries frozen until the salary range increases to include their salary.

Section 2. Promotion

A promotion is a change from one classification to another classification that is assigned to a higher salary range.

Promoted employees must receive a salary increase of at least four percent (4%) or the minimum of the new higher salary range, whichever is greater. Promotional increases may be greater than four percent (4%) when in conformance with University policy. An employee reclassified in the same position to a higher classification shall be considered as a promoted employee under these provisions.

Section 3. Transfer and Demotion

  1. Employees who take a transfer must be paid within the range.
  2. A demotion is a change from one classification to another classification assigned to a lower salary range. Employees who take a demotion cannot receive a salary increase, and must be paid within the new salary range. Employees who are demoted shall have their salaries cut by no more than ten percent (10%), or to the top of the new lower salary range, whichever is lower.

Section 4. Progression

General Provisions

Step progression language (shaded) shall be temporarily suspended from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013. Step progression language (shaded) shall be reinstated in successor collective bargaining agreements.

All employees who have been in the bargaining unit one (1) year or more and are not at or above the top of the range as of October 1, 2007 will then move up one (1) step on October 1, 2007 and on October 1 of each year thereafter, if terms for progression steps are provided for in successor collective bargaining agreements. Each employee will move to the next highest step in the classification, provided s/he has served one year in the bargaining unit until s/he has reached range maximum.

Effective October 1, 1997 new employees hired between October 1 and March 31 will receive a progression step increase following completion of their six (6) month probationary period. The employee must serve one year at that step before progressing to the next step on October 1 of succeeding years.

The Employer may withhold this step increase because of unsatisfactory performance, with written notice to the employee. Increases so withheld may subsequently be granted upon certification by the Employer that the employee has achieved a satisfactory level of performance. If the Employer fails to give the employee written notice that a progression increase is to be withheld prior to the date on which the increase is due, the increase shall be granted.

When an employee is rehired from the layoff list he/she shall retain credit toward the next progression increase for time worked before the break in service.

Any time off the payroll of four (4) consecutive months or more will extend the eligibility date for the next increase by the entire time off the payroll.

Section 5. Other Salary Adjustments: July 1, 2013–June 30, 2015

  1. Effective 9/23/2013, all employees whose pay rate falls within the pay range will receive a 1% general wage adjustment. All pay ranges shall move upward by the same amount. Effective June 30, 2014, all employees whose pay rate falls within the pay range will receive a 1.0% general wage increase. All pay ranges shall move upward by the same amount.
  2. An employee returning from an unpaid leave of absence shall be compensated at the same rate of pay received when the leave commenced, plus any non-discretionary increase which became effective during the time of the leave.

Section 6. Shift Differential

  1. Shift differential will be $.60 cents per hour.
  2. Employees eligible for shift differential are those whose work shift begins before 6:00 a.m. or ends on or after 7:00 p.m. and are scheduled by their supervisor for a total shift of at least six (6) hours in duration. This shift differential shall not apply to those employees who have requested and have been granted flexible work scheduling.

Section 7. Work Out of Classification

An employee who works in a higher classification for longer than five (5) consecutive work days shall receive a temporary salary augmentation during the remainder of the time the employee works out-of-class. The augmentation will be at least four percent (4%) of the employee's current hourly rate, but no less than the base rate of the higher classification. Any overtime worked during this period shall be compensated by including the augmentation.

Section 8. Performance Programs

At the discretion of each Collegiate/Administrative Seniority Unit, outstanding service award programs may exist and employees governed by this Agreement may be eligible for participation in them. No aspect of any performance program is subject to the grievance procedure.