Classification & Compensation
Out-of-Unit Wage Adjustments 2023
USF will provide a three percent (3%) discretionary pool to eligible out-of-unit administrative and staff employees for base salaries. Increases should not exceed the overall pool allotted in the budget. This adjustment is effective 10/13/2023 and will be reflected on paychecks beginning 11/3/ 2023. It is important to note that priority is given for any wage adjustments to address any possible pay discrepancies which may exist among current employee salaries. Supervisors will determine increases for individual employees based on criteria from Human Resources, including hiring date, performance history and equity adjustments.
WAGE ADJUSTMENT ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the base pay increase, employees must meet the following criteria:
- The employee is out-of-unit within the Executive, Administration, or Staff pay plans.
- The employee is employed in an established position on or before 3/31/2023 and is continuously employed in an established position through the effective date of the increase.
- An employee cannot be eligible for both a faculty and non-faculty increase within the same fiscal year planning cycle.
- An employee cannot be eligible for both an in-unit and out-of-unit increase within the same fiscal year planning cycle.
- The employee does not have an overall rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their FY23 performance evaluation of record.
- The employee does not have an open Performance Improvement Plan.
WAGE ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURES
Colleges and Divisions will receive a 3% budget based on the annual base pay of all eligible employees. Lists of eligible employees will be distributed to each college or division with the total budget allocation.
- Eligible employees appointed to a less than full-time position will receive a prorated amount based on their FTE.
- Temporary/OPS employees are not eligible.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Help Sessions: The Class & Comp team is offering several dedicated times to answer questions and assist unit leaders. Unit leaders, please be on the lookout for an email that will contain further details.
Spreadsheet Sample: Click here to download a sample of the Excel spreadsheet that departments will receive.
Contact: For questions, please contact email@example.com
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is the funding for these increases coming from?
Distribution of funds methodology can be determined through each campus’s financial leadership.
- For the Tampa campus (excl Health), St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee campuses - funding for the E&G portion of the increases will be provided from centrally set aside pools of recurring funding; while other sources of funds need to account for them within their budgeted expenses and cash available.
- For USF Health - funding for the E&G portion of the increase will come from each Health
college’s approved E&G budget. The expense related to the non-E&G portion of the increase
will be absorbed by the funds available from the source the employee is paid from.
How will the increases be applied to individual employees?
It is intended that unit area leads will be provided with a pool of funds calculated on 3% of the eligible employees’ base salaries. It is important to note that priority is given for any wage adjustments to address any possible pay discrepancies which may exist among current employee salaries. Supervisors will determine increases for individual employees based on criteria from Human Resources, including hiring date, performance history and equity adjustments.
When is the employee information needed back to HR Compensation team?
To ensure the increases are realized on the 11/03/2023 pay date, spreadsheets sent to the departments will need to be reviewed and returned to HR Compensation team, via firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day on 9/15/2023.