Classification & Compensation

Establishing or Changing a Salary

There are a variety of processes for changing rates of pay at the university. Please review the summary below to help you locate the appropriate information for a particular type of change.

Centrally Administered Pay Increase Programs

Centrally Administered Pay Increase Programs are applied university wide based on a set of published guidelines. They usually apply to most positioned employees based on specific eligiblity criteria and funding is typically mandatory for all sources.

Pay Changes for Admin & Staff Employees

Individual increases can be initiated under appropriate circumstances outside of a university wide process.

Pay Changes for Faculty Employees

Faculty Pay Changes [Correction – Replace the hyperlink with this one: http://www.usf.edu/provost/faculty-info/faculty-forms.aspx ] are collectively bargained. Changes to faculty pay can only be made under certain circumstances as outlined in the Provost Office policy guidelines.

Pay Changes for Temporary Employees (Non-Student & Regular Student)

Pay Changes for Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants are covered by collective bargaining. Please contact the Graduate School for information related to the administration of the contract. WHEN A PAY CHANGE IS MADE, GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST SIGN THE APPOINTMENT STATUS FORM ACKNOWLEDGING A CHANGE TO AN APPOINTMENT.

Pay Changes for Federal Work Study (FWS)

Federal Work Study (FWS) students receiving multiple pay changes and increases over $0.25 per hour will be reviewed and may be subject to further approval. The increase must be covered by the available student award.

Bonuses Payments and Programs

One-Time Pay for Performance may be awarded in a variety of situations noted below. Also, each VP Area of the university has the flexibility to define and administer special bonus programs with in their units, as funding allows. Individual bonus payments are processed separately through payroll and do not affect base pay. See Bonus Procedures for more information.

Staff and Administration employees may receive pay rate changes or one-time payments for a variety of reasons. Factors which should be considered by managers in setting pay rates or requesting special pay increases are covered in Determining Appropriate Salary Levels. Click on the links below for detailed information concerning each topic on this page.

Follow this link for an explanation of bonuses and other one-time lump sum payments:

One-Time Pay for Performance

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING REWARD PAYMENTS (SALARY INCREASES AND BONUS PAYMENTS) FOR EMPLOYEES WHO RECRUIT STUDENTS

Effective July 1, 2011, the Higher Education Act (HEA) is prohibiting any merit increase, commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based in any part, directly or indirectly, upon success in securing enrollments or the award of financial aid, to any person or entity who is engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity, or in making decisions regarding the awarding of Title IV, HEA program funds. As a result, employees cannot be rewarded for enrollment, admissions or financial aid goals, or program completion, retention or graduation rates. If you have any questions regarding this regulation, please don't hesitate to contact your HR Service Center Manager.