TO: Deans and Vice Chancellors
FROM: James W. Dean, Jr., Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Felicia A. Washington, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy,
Equity, and Engagement
SUBJECT: 2015-16 Annual Raise Process for Faculty and Non-Faculty
Employees Exempt from the State Human Resources Act (EHRA)
DATE: November 6, 2015
As most of you know, while the State Legislature has permitted salary increases for faculty and non-faculty employees exempt from the human resources act (EHRA) for fiscal year 2015-16, they did not include an appropriation of funds for this purpose. Subsequent to the legislative action, UNC General Administration has issued updates and annual salary increase instructions for EHRA employees.
The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina has authorized Chancellors of the constituent institutions to conduct an annual raise process (ARP) for EHRA faculty and EHRA non-faculty. In authorizing this activity, the Board of Governors (through UNC General Administration) directed that a 2015-16 ARP be implemented in either the November or December payroll.
Salary increases awarded through the ARP will be retroactive to July 1 and will be included in the December 22 paychecks. The UNC-GA salary instructions stipulate that Chancellors use merit and performance as the primary criteria for awarding 2015-16 salary increases. Across-the-board salary increases will not be approved. Retention, equity, and labor market considerations will be permitted but will be carefully scrutinized.
Chancellor Folt and Provost Dean have approved, and will provide, a 2% pool to all Deans and Vice Chancellors for all filled EHRA (faculty and non-faculty) positions whose salaries are funded by State and Overhead (F&A) dollars. These funds will be transferred to your units for the ARP. The Deans and Vice Chancellors may choose to supplement this pool with funds available within their respective schools/units.
You will receive separate, operational guidelines and detailed instructions from our respective staffs that will provide specific information on how to process the 2015-16 ARP, including key dates, and the use of supporting systems and documents.
Salary adjustments for permanent EHRA 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.
c: School/Division HR Officers and Secondary Contacts
ARP Steering Committee