What changes have been made to compensation over the 2021-2022 fiscal year?
Several upgrades were made:
- All employees received a 3.5% increase effective July 1, 2021.
- The minimum hourly wage rate was increased for those within AO-1, 2,3 and RI-1 job classifications, effective July 1, 2021, resulting in up to a 7% wage increase.
- Staff members in Dining Services, Facilities Auxiliary Services and Facilities Operations, and Student Affairs were also eligible for retention bonuses, paid in two equal installments (end of September 2021 and end of December 2021). Regular staff members who made less than $70,000 per year were eligible to receive $3,000 in retention bonuses, part-time casuals were eligible to receive $1,500 in retention bonuses.
- All employees (including casual and student workers) whose annual compensation was less than $85,000 also received an increase on April 1, 2022, as follows:
- for hourly, benefits-eligible employees at the minimum end of the A0-1 pay grade range: $1.00 per hour, from $16.71 to $17.71 (a 6.0% increase);
- for all salaried and hourly employees earning up to $85,000 annually, graduated amounts as follows:
- under $50,000: a $1.00 per hour increase
- between $50,000-$59,000: an $.80 per hour increase
- between $60,000-$85,000: a $.60 per hour increase
- salaried (exempt) employees in these same salary ranges: the equivalent of the hourly increase based on their weekly schedule. (For example, a $1.00 per hour increase is the equivalent of $2,080 annually for 40 hours over 52 weeks per year.)
- for casual employees earning minimum wage: a raise from $15.00 per hour to $16.00 per hour and increased hourly wages by graduated amount
- for students earning minimum wage: a raise from $14.25 per hour to $15.25 per hour