EPA Pay Ranges
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- Faculty Ranges (07/01/14 - 06/30/15)
- Faculty Ranges (07/01/15 - 06/30/16)
- SAAO Salary Ranges (07/01/14 - 06/30/15)
- SAAO Salary Ranges (07/01/15 - 06/30/16)
EPA Salary Adjustments
Adjustments to an EPA employee's salary may be requested based on one or more of the following reasons.
Payments to employees through the University Payroll Office beyond the base salary are considered additional compensation. Additional compensation is payment for effort that is clearly outside the scope of the employee’s job description -- or faculty Statement of Mutual Expectations (SME) – that is performed outside of normal work effort or that adds extra work effort in addition to effort spent on normal job duties.
- Additional Compensation Application Instructional Manual
- Reference Guide to Reviewing and Approving Additional Compensation Application Requests
To correct situations in which salaries of employees (within a department performing the same type and level of work) differ when education, skill, related work experience, length of service, and performance levels are considered.
To reduce or avoid turnover due to the labor market. Market salary data may support adjustments to compensate and retain employees in mission critical roles that require unique/specialized skills for which recruitment is difficult.
To retain valued employees who have received a formal offer of employment from an institution other than NC State University.
Who can approve a salary increase?
Units should submit all salary adjustment requests through the HR PeopleAdmin system. EPA Administration will then review your action; and if necessary, will facilitate the process of submitting the actions for appropriate levels of approval.
- For the universities, any and all salary increases that are granted on an exception basis (even increases below 10%) require the preapproval of the Chancellor (or Chancellor’s designee) during FY 14-15.
10% or higher
- EPA Non-Faculty and Faculty increases that are competitive events or 10% or greater but less than $10,000 will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Such increase requests are due to HR by noon on Tuesdays, for submission to UNC-GA by noon on Tuesday of the following week. HR must compile, review, clarify any questions; then the Chancellor must review and approve; and then HR must submit increases to UNC-GA for review and approval.
- EPA Faculty and Non-Faculty increases that are competitive events or 10% or greater and greater than $10,000 will be reviewed on a monthly basis at the full Board of Governors meeting, refer the calendar for submission deadlines and meeting dates (Board of Trustees and Board of Governors Deadlines for Submission). HR must compile, review, clarify any questions; then the Chancellor must review and approve; and then HR must submit increases to UNC-GA for review and approval.
15% and $10,000 or higher
- Salary adjustments for EPA employees that would have gone to the campus Board of Trustees (BOT) under pre-existing policies must still follow that same path through Chancellor to the BOT and then to the BOG – such as increases that result in a salary which is at least 15% and $10,000 above the prior June 30 salary (other than for job changes pursuant to a competitive search or commensurate FTE changes, for example). This includes EPA recruitments that were posted internally only, as well as hires made through a search waiver.
- Board of Trustees and Board of Governors Deadlines for Submission
Each UNC campus must continue to submit quarterly reports of all salary increases for EPA and SPA employees, including those funded from non-state-appropriated sources, to the “. . .President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Fiscal Research Division” of the State of NC, through UNC-General Administration. These actions continue to be scrutinized closely at every level.
Athletics Bonuses. Incentive payments provided to any Athletics employee for reasons including (but not limited to) reaching performance goals such as post-season playoffs or student academic achievement levels, must be approved in advance by the Board of Trustees. The Non-Salary Compensation Form must be completed, approved and submitted prior to payment. (The athletic director and head coaches with contracts are covered by UNC Policy 1100.3 for this type of compensation and therefore, exempt from this policy.)
Other Bonuses. Any other form of incentive-based compensation beyond base salary for achieving performance or productivity goals, is prohibited unless expressly authorized by the UNC Board of Governors. Units should submit all bonus requests through the HR PeopleAdmin system. Central HR will then facilitate the process of submitting the action for appropriate levels of approvals.
Non-Salary Compensation (NSC)
Non-salary compensation includes all compensation of monetary value other than (a) base salary; (b) salary supplements for additional temporary, interim, or administrative responsibilities beyond base salary; (c) honor supplements that are part of formally-established programs at the departmental, college, university, or UNC level, such as stipends associated with named or endowed professorships; or (d) one-time award recognition programs established and administered at the college/division, university, or UNC level, such as the university’s annual Awards for Excellence and Service Recognition programs. Any other awards of non-salary compensation at the departmental or unit level requires advance Board of Trustees approval.
Non-salary compensation – both cash and non-cash – to an employee includes, but isn’t limited to, items such as cash awards, gift certificates, tickets to athletic or cultural events, payments for moving expenses, provision of a vehicle or vehicle allowance, club memberships, or other special benefits.
The university’s policy covering non-salary compensation (NSC) is POL 05.15.03 for Non-Salary and Deferred Compensation. Refer to Payroll’s site for additional information.
Guiding Principles, Policies, and Other Resources
- Approval Authority for Personnel Appointments, Promotions, and Compensation Actions involving UNC positions exempt from the State Personnel Act (EPA): EPA Personnel Appointments & Position Establishment
- REG 01.20.01 Delegations of Authority to Appoint and to Determine Compensation for Employees Exempt from the State Personnel Act (EPA)
- POL 05.15.03 Non-Salary and Deferred Compensation
- UNC-General Administration Memorandum, Salary Administration for EPA faculty, EPA Non-Faculty, and SPA
- Personnel Action Requiring Approval of the Board of Governors and/or the Board of Trustees (PA 100)
- Non-Salary Compensation Form
- Matrix for Non-Salary Compensation
- Salary Supplement Chart
- REG 05.58.01 Additional Compensation Paid through the University