Last month, President Kent Fuchs shared information about a salary increase plan for UF faculty and staff as well as an increase in the university’s minimum wage.
The university will implement a 1-percent across-the-board 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 Oct. 1, 2019. To be eligible for these increases, employees must have been on payroll as of June 30, 2019.
Fuchs has also 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 Oct. 1, 2019.
Compensation plans and minimum wage increases for employees in a bargaining unit are subject to union negotiation. UF is 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 higher 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 Jan. 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.
- Monday, Sept. 2: Raise file opens to departments
- Friday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m.: Raise file closes to departments
- Tuesday, Sept. 24: Raises viewable in myUFL
- Friday, Oct. 11: 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 Oct. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.