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Salary and Wage Guidelines

FISCAL YEAR
2013-2014

For Fiscal Year 2013 – 2014 college, schools and divisions (CSD) will not receive a campus allocation to cover merit increases or the projected increase to the employee benefit flat rate.  However CSD will be allowed to give merit increases to faculty and staff to the extent they are able to generate funds through new revenues or reallocations within the CSD.

Priority should be given to increases for benefit eligible employees. Factors that should be considered in the decision making process are:

  1. Campus and CSD strategic priorities,
  2. Availability of funds,
  3. Grant and Contract regulations, where applicable,
  4. Recognition that benefit eligible employees will face an increased cost in benefits effective January 1, 2014,
  5. Internal equity
  6. Increases mandated by University policy, such as Service/maintenance longevity (step) increases
  7. For tenured and tenure track faculty also consider peer salary data, which can be found at https://reports.umsystem.edu/FacultySurvey/

The effective date for pay and rate changes will be September 1, 2013 for all biweekly and monthly employees.

In addition to merit increases, the campus will continue to provide funding for ranked faculty promotions.  The campus will provide $3,000 for promotion to Associate Professor and $4,000 for promotion to full Professor.

Exceptional increases – any proposed salary increases for benefit eligible employees greater than or equal to 10% must be approved by the Chancellor. See Justification for Increase form at http://hrs.missouri.edu/forms/forms/justification-for-pay-increase1.doc

Mid-Year Raise Fund for Faculty
Mid-year (after January 1, 2014) the campus will implement a centrally funded raise process which will provide funding for additional increases for a select number of faculty meeting criteria associated with high performance in comparison to peers at other AAU institutions.  The degree to which the faculty member’s achievement has been recognized with regard to merit increases will be a factor in making the case for central funds.
PAY RANGES
The pay matrices will not be increased at the minimum or the maximum except for the Global Grading System (GGS) salary ranges.  The global grading process (GGS) is still underway and is reaching completion. This has resulted in new GGS salary ranges.  Some staff employees have already been moved to GGS salary ranges.  As a result of this transition some employee salaries will fall below the new minimum of the GGS ranges.  Therefore, departments are NOT required to bring employee salaries to the minimum of the GGS ranges at this time.  Specific service/maintenance job titles may be reassigned to higher pay grades requiring pay adjustments.  Service/Maintenance longevity (step) increases should be processed according to policy.

Service/Maintenance (union-eligible) Specific service/maintenance job titles may be reassigned to higher pay grades requiring pay adjustments.  Service/Maintenance longevity (step) increases should be processed according to policy.

 

 

 

MU GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS
Minimum stipend levels for FY 2013-2014 for Graduate Assistantships in covered titles will not change. However, the CSD may choose to raise the stipend if funds are available.  The minimum stipend levels are $20,402 or $13.08 per hour for full-time (100% FTE*) 9-month appointments, and $27,202 or $13.08 per hour for full-time (100% FTE*) 12- month appointments.   

*This FTE is for calculation purposes only (see chart below).  No assistantship should exceed .5 FTE.    
A    list of covered titles is available at:  http://gradschool.missouri.edu/financials/tuition-support-program/index.php

            MU Graduate Assistantship: Stipend Levels


 

            

FTE

 

 

duration (months)

Minimum stipend  level for AY2013-
2014

0.25

9

$5,100

0.25

12

$6,800

0.50

9

$10,201

0.50

12

$13,601

0.25

summer

$1,700

0.50

summer

$3,400

>= 0.25

hourly

$13.08

0.25

monthly, 9 months

$567

0.50

monthly, 9 months

$1,133

0.25

monthly, fall semester, pd over 4 months

$638

0.50

monthly, fall semester, pd over 4 months

$1,275

0.25

monthly, spring semester, pd over 5 months

$510

0.50

monthly, spring semester, pd over 5 months

$1,020

1.00*

9

$20,402

1.00*

12

$27,202

1.00*

3

$6,800

 

POSITION RECLASSIFICATIONS, MID-YEAR PROMOTIONS, MID-YEAR SALARY ADJUSTMENTS
Reclassifications and other mid-year adjustments may be considered in the context of increased efficiency and effectiveness. Counter offers to retain outstanding employees will be carefully evaluated.

Mid-year increases for benefit eligible employees require the approval of the appropriate Chancellor's Direct Report.  See Justification for Increase form at http://hrs.missouri.edu/forms/forms/justification-for-pay-increase1.doc