Special Edition Management Update -- Sept. 11, 2015
Salary Increase Announced for Unrepresented Employees
The Board of Trustees on Sept. 9, 2015, approved a 2 percent funding increase for salaries of classified and unclassified employees not represented by a union. The increase will be an across-the-board increase in pay and will become effective on Sept. 1 for eligible employees. The Division of Human Resources has provided the following noteworthy dates as the salary increases will be applied retroactively:
Classified Employees (to include hourly employees) Pay Increase Timetable:
- The pay increase is retroactively effective Aug. 23, 2015, since it is the start of the pay period that includes Sept. 1, 2015. The increase will be reflected in the Oct. 16, 2015, paycheck
- Employees hired on or after Aug. 23, 2015, will not be eligible for the increase.
- Upon completion of a probationary period, employees hired between May 1, 2015, and Aug. 22, 2015, will be eligible for the pay increase.
- To be eligible for a pay increase, 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. 16, 2015, in order to receive the pay increase.
Unclassified Employees Pay Increase Timetable:
- Pay increases for employees are retroactively effective Sept. 1, 2015, and will be reflected in the Oct. 15, 2015, paycheck.
- Employees hired on or after June 1, 2015, will not be eligible for the increase.
- To be eligible for a pay increase, 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 will be eligible for this pay increase. Grant-funded and term positions will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the applicable department and approved by the appropriate appointing authority through the initiation and processing of appropriate paperwork. However, all of these groups must have met the performance evaluation eligibility criteria as stated above.
- Employees must be eligible for a paycheck on Oct. 15, 2015, in order to receive the pay increase.
The salary increase is just one part of your overall compensation package, which also includes university contributions for health benefits, retirement plans, tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. For questions regarding compensation, please contact the Compensation Office at 330-672-8325 or email@example.com.
December Holiday Schedule Reminder
As a reminder, the holiday schedule will run from Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. During that time, all nonessential operations will be closed at all Kent State campuses. Normal business operations will resume with the first shift on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.
Classified and unclassified employees who accrue vacation will receive paid leave for four days, Dec. 28, 29, 30 and 31. This is in addition to the paid holidays of Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1. This also applies to 12-month faculty who accrue vacation.
Employees not eligible for the paid leave include student employees, classified temporary staff, temporary agency staff, unclassified nine- and 10-month term appointments, short-term unclassified assignments and employees in a lay-off status. More information on the holiday schedule, including how employees should report time during that period, will be communicated in early December.