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(2) 2013 Legislative Salary Increase.
a) In accordance with the Florida Legislative guidelines from Ch. 2013-40, Florida Laws, each eligible employee who qualifies for a “competitive pay adjustment” as defined by law shall receive an increase effective October 1, 2013 consistent with the law.
b) Eligible employees earning $40,000 a year or less will receive an increase of $1,400 to their annual base salary, adjusted for full or part-time status. Eligible employees earning more than $40,000 a year will receive an increase of $1,000 to their annual base salary, however the increase for employees in this category must result in a base salary of at least $41,400 a year.
c) In order to be eligible for this 2013 Legislative Salary Increase, employees must: (1) have been continuously employed at FAU since July 1, 2013; (2) be meeting required performance standards during the one year period immediately preceding the increase; and (3) have not received an overall AMP appraisal ratings of “Needs Improvement” or “Below Standards,” or the equivalent for faculty, during the one year period immediately preceding the increase.
23.2 Additional University Compensation Increases for Faculty. The FAU Board of Trustees has made a commitment to additional compensation increases for high performing faculty (not FAUS) and librarians. The University shall provide these bargaining unit employees with a total salary increase pool equal to 2.0% of the September 13, 2013 salary base of eligible bargaining unit employees for the 2013-2014 academic year. This pool includes any applicable legislative appropriated lump-sum compensation. All salary increases shall be distributed in the following categories:
a) Merit Increases.
(i) All regular bargaining unit employees who were employed as of May 1, 2013, and have continued employment through October 1, 2013 and have Above Satisfactory overall annual evaluations for the 2012-2013 academic year or the 2012 calendar year will be eligible. The University shall provide a pool of funds to each college for increases to each college/unit equal to approximately 2.0% of the total base salary rate of eligible bargaining unit employees on September 13, 2013. The Dean/Unit head shall distribute these funds in a proportionate, fair and equitable manner to the department/unit.
(ii) Merit increases shall be provided to eligible employees consistent with criteria specified in Article 10.4.
(iii) The increases shall be effective upon ratification by the UFF.
b) Market Equity Increases.
(i) All regular bargaining unit employees who have three or more academic years of consecutive assignment at FAU as of May 1, 2013 shall be eligible.
(ii) The employee’s three year average overall evaluation must be Satisfactory or higher.
(iii) For employees whose three year overall evaluations are Above Satisfactory or higher, the employee’s September 13, 2013 salary must be below 100% of the mean salary (parity level) for comparable departments and comparable ranks in the most recent Oklahoma State University Salary survey (or equivalent). For employees whose three year overall annual evaluations are Satisfactory, the employee’s September 13, 2013 salary must be below 80% of the mean salary (parity level) for comparable departments and comparable ranks in the most recent Oklahoma State University Salary survey (or equivalent).
(iv) The University shall provide a pool of funds to each college equal to approximately 2.0% of the total base salary rate of eligible bargaining unit employees on September 13, 2013. This amount is defined as the Available Market Equity for the unit.
(v) The Available Market Equity shall be distributed to all eligible employees as defined above based on a formula set by the Dean of each college, and the formula must increase the distribution amount as the disparity from the adjusted parity level (based on evaluation as described above) increases. The formula shall not disqualify employees based on rank. The formula used to distribute funds shall be made available to faculty at least two weeks before the funds are distributed.
(vi) These increases shall be effective upon ratification by the UFF.
23.3. Additional Merit Increases for Administrative, Managerial and Professional (“AMP”) Employees.
a) The FAU Board of Trustees shall provide AMP bargaining unit employees with a merit salary increase pool equal to 2.0% of the September 13, 2013 salary base of eligible AMP bargaining unit employees.
b) All bargaining unit AMP employees who were under appointment as of May 1, 2013 and who have continued appointment through August 7, 2013 shall be eligible.
c) Employees on grants or contracts shall receive salary increases equivalent to similar employees on regular funding, provided that such salary increases are permitted by the terms of the contract or grant and adequate funds available for this purpose in the contract or grant.
d) These increases shall be distributed according to the merit criteria for the unit.
e) These increases shall be effective upon ratification of the BOT/UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement.
23.4 Florida Atlantic University School Employees.
a) FAUS Employee Promotion Increases.
1) Promotion increases shall be granted to FAUS employees pursuant to procedures and criteria for promotion to each rank for those promoted in 2012-13, effective upon the start of the 2013-14 academic year appointment. Permanent status employees may be promoted, but may not receive any promotion/merit salary increase.
2) These increases shall be granted to non-permanent status employees in an amount equal to a specified percentage of the employee’s previous years’ base salary at the time of promotion to one of the ranks described below:
3% To achieve University School Accomplished Instructor;
7% To University School Assistant Professor;
8% To University School Associate Professor; and
9% To University School Professor
b) FAUS Employee Base Salary Increases. All FAUS employees shall receive an additional base salary increase for the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the Statewide Teacher Pay Increases provided by law. The amount of the base increase for each FAUS employee shall be $2,975 effective at the start of the 2013-14 school year.
17.9 Paid Parental Leave. A 9-month faculty member who does not accrue annual leave and is on a benefit-eligible line of 0.75 FTE or greater may utilize paid parental leave for a period of one regular (Fall or Spring) semester no more than once every three years during his or her employment with the University. FAUS employees and employees on 10- or 12-month appointments are not eligible (retroactively to inception of the benefit). Such paid parental leave will be taken no later than a year from the point when the faculty member becomes a biological parent or a child is placed in the faculty member’s home for purposes of adoption by the faculty member.
(8) FAU Instructors who have been employed at FAU for over three years on an annual appointment will be notified of a subsequent annual appointment offer on or before the expiration of that annual appointment.
(3) Compensation. An employee who has received a summer appointment to teach a course in accordance with Article 8.4(b) shall be compensated according to the scale below. The following reflects compensation for a summer course or equivalent assignment that would carry a 0.25 FTE instructional assignment value when teaching the same course, or a course similar in length and content during a semester in the regular academic year, and shall be prorated accordingly. Percentages are based on the regular 9-month base salary.
a. First assigned course: 12.5%.
b. Second assigned course: At the minimum rate set in Appendix H, but not to exceed 12.5%.
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