2018-19 Pay Program
Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for UF Human Resources
I am pleased to share information about the 2018-19 pay program for University of Florida faculty and staff (TEAMS and USPS), which was announced earlier this year by President Fuchs.
This year, the University has set an aggregate performance payment pool of 4 percent to be distributed as one-time payments, with a range for individual payments of zero to more than 4 percent. These payments will be awarded based on criteria established by the colleges and units and will be paid on December 21, 2018. In addition, President Fuchs has approved an increase in the minimum wage for TEAMS and USPS positions. The minimum wage will increase from $12 to $13 per hour, effective July 1, 2018.
Compensation plans for employees in a bargaining unit are subject to union negotiation, and we are committed to working with the unions to reach agreement for covered employees. This year’s pay program, including the increased minimum wage, has been ratified by AFSCME.
Participation in the payment pool for College of Medicine-Gainesville faculty will be in accordance with the college’s faculty compensation plan.
Eligibility Criteria for One-Time Performance Payments
In addition to meeting any criteria established by the work unit, to be eligible for the one-time performance payments, employees must be on payroll as of June 30, 2018.
Employees who have received notification of non-renewal, layoff, or ending of a time-limited appointment are not eligible for the one-time performance payments, nor are employees who have received discipline since January 1, 2018, in the form of a written reprimand or suspension. Additionally, faculty who are currently on a performance improvement plan are not eligible.
Eligibility Criteria—Minimum Wage Increase
Hourly wages for TEAMS and USPS employees who currently earn less than the new minimum wage will automatically increase to $13 per hour as of July 1, 2018. All TEAMS and USPS employees, regardless of other factors, will receive this increase.
Salary Increase Process
No action is required from departments or colleges to implement the minimum wage increase. Details about implementing the performance payments will be provided later this year.
Frequently asked questions may be found on the Classification and Compensation section of the UFHR website.
For state-funded positions, the 4 percent performance payment pool will be allocated based on filled positions using funding distributions identified by the units in the Budget Prep System as of June 2018 and will include an adjustment for the July 1, 2018, minimum wage increase. Contract, grant, and auxiliary units are expected to fund all salary increases from existing sources.
The Office of Research, along with the Office of the General Counsel, has determined that one-time performance payments to employees cannot be charged to a research contract or grant. Funds 211 and 212 may be used to provide the one-time performance payments, provided the individual is assigned to research. Any distributions from the 211 and 212 funds must be proportional to the individual’s assigned research. For example, if an individual’s FTE is assigned 50 percent to research, 50 percent of the one-time performance payment could be charged to the 211 or 212 funds. If funds are not available from the 211 or 212 fund, the unit will need to identify another appropriate funding source for these payments.
Departments with questions regarding this year’s pay program may contact Classification and Compensation at (352) 273-2842. You may also e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.