TO: All Permanent EPA Faculty and EPA Non-Faculty Employees
FROM: James W. Dean, Jr., Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Felicia A. Washington, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity, and Engagement
SUBJECT:EPA Faculty and EPA Non-Faculty Annual Raise Process for Fiscal Year 2014-15
UNC General Administration (GA) has issued annual salary instructions for EPA faculty and EPA non-faculty permanent employees for fiscal year 2014-15. The instructions encourage the chancellors to “give strong consideration to rewarding meritorious performance with an emphasis on excellence in teaching for faculty.” The instructions also provide that “[a]ny EPA salary increases are to be discretionary; there is no expectation of the across-the-board approach that was required for SPA employees.”
Given the lack of consistent salary increases over the past several years, the Chancellor, the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, and the University’s senior administrative leadership are committed to providing a substantive salary increase for deserving permanent EPA faculty and permanent EPA non-faculty employees this fiscal year. Accordingly, a $1,000 salary increase will be implemented for these individuals as long as they are deemed by their supervisory management chain to be in good standing and performing their duties in a satisfactory manner. This increase amount will be pro-rated for permanent part-time faculty or non-faculty employees and will be considered satisfied if an individual has already received an increase of $1,000 or greater since July 1, but prior to the annual raise process.
In addition to the $1,000 increase amount, the Chancellor and the Provost will allocate a 2% pool to all Deans and Vice Chancellors for State and Overhead (F&A) funded salaries for the purpose of recognizing and rewarding meritorious performance. The Deans and Vice Chancellors may choose to supplement this pool, as their local and grant funded resources permit, to further support merit-related increases within their areas.
With regard to the variable portion of the annual raise process, the Deans and Vice Chancellors are being instructed to apply the following criteria in determining individual salary increase amounts:
EPA faculty employees: Excellence in teaching, research, and public service, which positively contributes to the mission of the faculty member’s Department and School/College. This may include effectiveness as demonstrated by publications, research productivity, teaching evaluations, and service.
EPA non-faculty employees: Meritorious performance as reflected in the employee’s most recent annual performance evaluation (in whatever form this evaluation was provided) and the extent to which the employee positively contributes to the mission of the employee’s Department, School/College, and/or Division.
Salary adjustments for permanent EPA faculty who are covered by a faculty compensation plan, as are implemented in the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry, will have any annual adjustments governed by the provisions of these plans, as may be communicated by the relevant Dean’s Office.
All salary increases granted as part of the annual raise process will be retroactive back to July 1, 2014. The GA instructions provide that the annual increase will be implemented in the October 2014 or later payroll. The University will pay any increases in the November or December monthly payrolls, due in part to the ConnectCarolina implementation now under way. This includes the retroactive amounts back to July 1. However, in accordance with the instructions, the annual raise process will not apply to individuals who have separated from the University at the time the increases are processed in payroll.
Individuals will be informed of any salary increase to be granted as part of the annual raise process by their School/Division HR Office or their Department Head by late November or earlier. School/Division Human Resources Offices will soon receive more detailed instructions on the annual raise process implementation, and they will share further details as this process gets under way.
Any increases for EPA temporary faculty or EPA temporary non-faculty employees (including postdoctoral fellows) are not part of the annual raise process and would be processed in accordance with regular campus salary increase procedures.
cc: Deans, Directors, and Department Heads School/Division HR Officers Business Managers
This message is sponsored by: Office of the Provost & Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement