This FAQ page serves as a follow up to the message regarding a one-year salary freeze for staff and faculty. Only staff are eligible for an equity increase exception, which will go through a process that is the same as the hiring freeze exception requests.
1 - When did the freeze go into effect?
The freeze on Equity Increases went into effect with the Chancellor's email message on May 18 announcing the freeze.
2 - Do equity increases as a result of approved reclassifications, which have not already been communicated to the affected staff, need to be reviewed by the Finance Committee?
3 - Do reclassifications without equity/compensation increases need to be reviewed by the Finance Committee?
4 - Do we need our HR Partner to review comparable roles/salaries?
It is strongly recommended that the proposing manager should work with their HR Partner to conduct a salary equity analysis for the classification.
5 - Do staff equity increases funded by faculty-designated funds (or other sources excluded from the hiring freeze) also need exceptional review and approval?
Yes, an exceptional request is needed regardless of the funding source.
6 - Are stipends subject to the freeze on equity increases?
No, stipends are not subject to the freeze on equity increases. Stipends are permitted in accordance with the procedure 30 guidelines.
7 - What are the current criteria for equity increases?
Please refer to this page in the Compensation section of our website and click the drop-down boxes for Salary Setting and Equity Increases.
8 - When will equity increases be implemented?
9 - Is there a maximum or target increase that the Finance Committee will consider?