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Office of Human Resources and
4.01 General Increases
Office Support Personnel are eligible for general pay increases if they receive a minimum score of three on the annual performance appraisal. Those who receive less than three receive a second appraisal in six months. If a three is then received, the general pay increase will be in effect for the second half of the year (March 1 - August 31). (Refer to Policy 04:035)
4.02 Merit Increases
Office Support Personnel are eligible for merit increases if they achieve an annual performance appraisal score of four or above and complete education/training units during the year (July 1 - June 30). (Refer to Policy 04:035)
Other staff receive merit increases as announced by the President.
Staff subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (i.e., non-exempt staff) should in no circumstances work beyond normally assigned work hours without the prior approval of the immediate supervisor and/or dean/director. When overtime is worked, the hours should be reported on the leave report. Payment will be computed at one-and-one-half times for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a week. For hours earned but not worked in excess of 40 hours in a week - or for part-time employment, hours in excess of the normal workweek, payment will be computed at straight time.
Temporary staff will not normally be allowed to work overtime. However, when overtime becomes necessary, it will be paid in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
4.04 Pay Periods and Receipt of Pay
4.05 Payroll Deductions
Some payroll deductions are required by state and federal law: federal income tax, Social Security (FICA), Medicare, Teachers’ Retirement System, state income tax, court-ordered garnishments and child support orders, and federal and state income tax levies.
Other deductions are optional and available at the employee’s choice: For more information on optional deductions, refer to the University’s website or contact Human Resources.
Annually, as funds are available and as approved by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the President, salary increases are considered for Office Support Personnel hired as of January 1 and all other staff hired as of April 1.
4.07 Social Security
Staff are covered by Federal Social Security. Deductions are made at the current yearly rate. The University pays a matching amount to the federal system.
4.08 Unemployment Compensation
Unemployment compensation benefits are available to eligible employees according to the terms, limitations and conditions imposed by applicable by law. Voluntary termination or discharge for misconduct is not normally covered by unemployment compensation. The University contributes the total cost for this coverage.