Compensation

Contract Classified Staff Pay Increases and Premium Pay Changes — 2014 — Payroll Coordinators

DATE:
July 14, 2014
TO:
Payroll Coordinators
FROM:
UW Compensation Office
SUBJ:
July 1, 2014 Contract Classified Staff Pay Increases and Premium Pay Changes

The purpose of this communication is to inform you of several items affecting pay rates for contract classified job classifications that are effective July 1, 2014. These changes are the result of union negotiations and are explained below.

All contract classified staff have received 2% across-the-board adjustments effective July 1, 2014, as negotiated. This means that each step of each pay range is now worth approximately 2% more.

In addition to the 2% across-the-board increases, employees in any of the 80 jobs on the SEIU 925 and WFSE Job Classes List have received market range adjustments. For example, employees in Computer Support Analyst 1 will be moving three ranges, from range 45 to range 48, for an approximately 7.5% increase on top of the 2% across-the-board. Pay range changes will be implemented centrally and require no departmental action.

1. 7/1/2014 Compensation Plan and Payscale Table Adjustments

The Compensation Plan Documents are comprised of two title lists (alpha and code sorts) and a set of the 28 payscale tables that are updated effective July 1, 2014. The compensation plan information on the web will be updated in mid- to late July.

A brief synopsis of compensation plan changes follows:

  • SEIU 925 and WFSE Job Classes — market adjustment up to approximately 80% of market effective July 1, 2014.
  • Range changes for a variety of other contract classified classifications — the result of several negotiated agreements.
  • All “B” series payscale tables — 2.0% approximate payscale table increase effective July 1, 2014.

2. Premium Pay Changes

The Premium Pay Changes document provides summary information on Premium Pay changes resulting from a recent negotiated agreement. The earnings type (premium pay) information on the web will be updated in mid- to late July.

3. Additional Information

Although the majority of these adjustments will be made automatically through the payroll system, there may be a few employees who are “OFF” step or in fixed duration appointment job codes 7777, 8600, 8601, or 8888. These individuals will need to be reviewed on an individual basis for appropriate pay rates and it is possible that they may not receive their adjustment in the July 25, 2014 paycheck. However, they may receive retroactive pay from the July 1, 2014 date. In addition, the appropriate HR Operations office has been notified regarding affected employees.

Temporary Hourly Employees

While there are no across-the-board wage changes for contract classified temporary employees in job codes 7000-8999, they do need to be paid at least the equivalent minimum pay rate for their job class. Human Resources will notify departments if the July 25, 2014 payroll shows instances where a temporary hourly employees pay falls below the applicable minimum pay rate. Changes up to at least the minimum pay rate of the new range will be required retroactively to July 1, 2014.

Effective Date Of Changes

PLEASE NOTE: These changes are effective July 1, 2014 and, as such, will not be reflected in employee paychecks until the July 25, 2014 payday.

Classified Non-union

The Legislature has not funded increases for classified non-union staff this year. More information, regarding employees on recruiting and retention temporary salary increases (R&R TSIs) that expire November 15, 2014 will be forthcoming.

Questions

Questions regarding these changes should be directed to the UW Compensation Office by email at ocpsp@uw.edu.