Salary Increases Announced for Non-represented Employees

At Kent State University, we value our employees as our most valued resource. In order to remain competitive and encourage retention, we are pleased to announce a new and innovative way to provide salary increases for the non-represented classified and unclassified employees.

The tiered structure is outlined in the table below:

Salary Tier

Salary Increase

Below $80,000

2%

$80,000-$110,000

1.5%

Above $110,000

1%

This approach will also help Kent State remain competitive and retain one of its most valued resources: our people. The salary increase is just one part of employees’ overall compensation package, which also includes university contributions for healthcare benefits, retirement plans, tuition waiver, and vacation and sick leave.

More specific details on the salary increase, including eligibility, are listed below. Questions should be directed to the Compensation office at 330-672-8325 or compensation@kent.edu.

Classified Employees Pay Increase Timetable:

  • The pay increase is retroactive to Aug. 19, 2018, since it is the start of the pay period that includes Sept. 1, 2018. The increase will be reflected in the Oct. 12, 2018, paycheck.
  • Employees hired on or after Aug.19, 2018, are not eligible for the increase.
  • Upon completion of a probationary period, employees hired between May 1, 2018, and Aug. 18, 2018, are eligible for the pay increase.
  • Eligible employees must have a current satisfactory, signed performance evaluation on file in Human Resources. Employees who receive an overall performance rating of “Needs to Improve” on their evaluation will not receive any pay increase until they reach the “Usually Meets” level of performance.
  • Employees must be eligible for a paycheck on Oct. 12, 2018, in order to receive the pay increase.

Unclassified Employees Pay Increase Timetable:

  • The pay increase is retroactive to Sept. 1, 2018, and will be reflected in the Oct. 15, 2018, paycheck.
  • Employees hired on or after June 1, 2018, are not eligible for the increase.
  • Eligible employees must have a current satisfactory, signed performance evaluation on file in Human Resources. Employees who receive an overall rating of “Unsatisfactory” on their performance evaluation will not receive any pay increase.
  • Continuing unclassified employees are eligible for this pay increase. Eligibility involving grant-funded and term positions will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the applicable department and the appointing authority through the initiation and processing of appropriate paperwork. However, all of these groups must have met the performance evaluation eligibility criteria described above.
  • Employees must be eligible for a paycheck on Oct. 15, 2018, in order to receive the pay increase.
POSTED: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 2:42pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 9:50am