Compensation

Salary increases as of July 1, 2020

The following changes will be implemented effective July 1, 2020 and should be visible in Workday as of July 22, 2020 and reflected on July 24, 2020 paychecks:

2% across-the-board increases for classified non-union (CNU) employees.

2% across-the-board increases for staff covered by the SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreement.

2% across-the-board increases for contract classified employees covered by the following collective bargaining agreements:

  • Inlandboatmen’s Union
  • SEIU 925
  • SEIU 1199NW
  • SEIU 1199NW Research/Hall Health
  • SEIU 1199NW Northwest Campus
  • Teamsters 117 Police Officers
  • Teamsters 117 Print Plant
  • WFSE
  • WFSE Police Management
  • WSNA Montlake Campus
  • WSNA Northwest Campus

Range increases for the following job profiles:

  • A one (1) range recruitment and retention increase for all WFSE skilled trades jobs with value-to-value placement.
  • A one (1) range adjustment for all jobs in the IBU contract. Employees will move step-to-step.

Employees who move by “value to value” step placement will be placed on the step on the new range closest to but not less than the value of their current step.

Employees who move “step-to-step” will be placed on the step on the new range that is the same step on the higher range. For example, an employee on step K would be placed on step K on the new range.

The Compensation website will be updated in the near future to reflect the new pay tables and range assignments. You can find more information on negotiated changes on the Labor Relations website.

Changes to premium pay rates

The following changes to premium pay will occur for employees under the SEIU 1199NW contract:

For the HMC RN and Airlift NW bargaining units, BSN premium for eligible classifications will increase from $0.50 to $1.00 per hour.

For the HMC RN, Airlift NW, Social Worker, Healthcare Specialist, Physical Therapy, and Respiratory/Anesthesia/END Tech bargaining units, certification pay for eligible classifications will increase from $1.00 to $1.25 per hour.

For the Social Worker, Healthcare Specialist, Physical Therapy, and Respiratory/Anesthesia/END Tech bargaining units, evening, night and weekend shift differential premium pays will change as follows:

Premium Current New Rates Effective 7/1/2020
Evening Shift Differential $1.50 $2.00
Night Shift Differential $2.25 $2.75
Weekend $1.50 $2.50

Supplemental payment for WFSE, SEIU 925, and 1199NW R/HH staff

Per the “MOU – King County Premium” agreements reached in September 2019, a supplemental payment (sometimes referred to as a “lump sum payment” or in Workday terminology as a “one-time payment”) will be reflected on the July 24, 2020 paycheck for eligible SEIU 925 or WFSE classified staff, in the following amounts:

SEIU 925, FTE greater than .6: $650
SEIU 925, FTE .6 or less: $325

WFSE, FTE greater than .6: $700
WFSE, FTE .6 or less: $125

To be eligible for this payment, employees must be employed in a permanent position as of July 1, 2020. Temporary hourly or temporary employees are not eligible.

A supplemental payment for 1199NW Research Nurse/Hall Health employees will be coming this fall and will be reflected on the October 25, 2020 paycheck for eligible employees, in the following amounts:

1199NW R/HH, FTE greater than .5: $650
1199NW R/HH, FTE .5 or less: $325

To be eligible for this payment, employees must be employed in a permanent position as of October 1, 2020 and must still be employed in the pay period beginning October 16, 2020. Temporary hourly or temporary employees are not eligible.

A note about funding: the supplemental payments are covered by one-time state appropriations held centrally for employees paid on all fund sources except for state restricted funds. Payments for employees paid on state restricted funds (Biotoxin, Accident, Medical Aid, and Dedicated Marijuana Accounts) will be covered by the incremental allocations to those budgets.

Temporary hourly classified employees

Temporary hourly employees whose hourly rates fall below the new range minimum after the pay increases will be brought up to the minimum centrally by the Integrated Service Center. No departmental action is required.

Professional Staff

As reported in UW Today on June 11, the UW’s Board of Regents, under the recommendation provided by the President, voted to suspend faculty and professional staff merit increases for fiscal year 2021, which would have been effective on September 1, 2020. This was due largely to the impacts of COVID-19 on State and University budgets.

Academic Student Employees (ASEs)

Information regarding 7/1/2020 increases for Academic Student Employees has already been communicated by the Graduate School. The salary tables on the Graduate School websites are not yet updated, but will be in the near future. If you have questions about the process for 7/1/2020 increases for ASEs, please contact gradappt@uw.edu or 206-543-7152.

Questions regarding the content of this communication should be sent to HR Compensation at uwhrcomp@uw.edu for campus departments or medcomp@uw.edu for departments in the medical centers.