FY 23 Compensation Increase Eligibility
On May 19, 2022, President Linton announced a significant step toward improving faculty and staff compensation:
- A 2% across-the-board increase for all eligible faculty and staff.
- All units will also receive a 3% merit pool to distribute to employees within their units based on calendar year 2021 performance evaluations.
- There is a 1% merit floor, which means that any employee who receives a "meets expectations" rating should receive no less than a 1% merit increase.
- Colleges/units will be responsible for determining appropriate merit increases thereafter, consistent with college/unit evaluation methods and ratings.
- Employees with the same evaluation ratings within a department/unit should receive the same percentage merit increases.
Detailed below are specific eligiblity requirements associated with the across-the-board increase and merit increases.
Eligibility for 2% across-the-board increase
- All benefits-eligible faculty, unclassified and university support staff hired on or before Dec. 1, 2021 are eligible for the 2% across-the-board increase.
- This includes employees who experienced a reclassification through HCS Compensation & Organizational Effectiveness.
- Employees who are not eligible include:
- Graduate teaching assistants.
- Graduate assistants.
- Graduate research assistants.
- Student employees.
- Other non-benefits eligible employees.
Eligibility for merit increases
- To be eligible for a FY23 merit increase, employees must have been employed in their current position at K-State as of December 1, 2021. This includes:
- USS employees and faculty or unclassified professionals who are on regular or term contracts. The contract type does not factor into whether an employee receives merit.
- Employees who received a mid-year increase or other salary adjustment.
- Employees who have a future retirement date that falls after the effective increase date.
- Employees on leave (FMLA, sabbatical, parental leave, etc.) are eligible and must have an evaluation.
- Employees who are at the top of their pay grade approaching maximum or are over maximum of the pay grade.
- Employees who experienced a reclassification through HCS Compensation & Organizational Effectiveness.
- Employees who received a Notice of Non-reappointment (NNR) due to reclassification or reorganization. Please consult with HCS Employee Relations & Engagement on questions.
- Employees who are not eligible include:
- Undergraduate student employees
- Graduate student employees (GTAs, GRAs, and GAs)
- Seasonal or temporary employees
- Employees who accepted a promotion or new position after December 1. (Please note that these employees are eligible for the across-the-board increase.)
- Employees who received an NNR unrelated to reclassification or reorganization. Please consult with HCS Employee Relations & Engagement on questions.
- Employees who had a break in service since December 1, 2021.
- Employees who received a performance evaluation rating below a “meets expectations” rating.
- KSRE Extension agents whose salaries are determined by our county/district partners.
- Employees who are on acting or interim appointments follow modified guidelines:
- Appointment began before Dec. 1, 2021: Employees who are in an interim or acting appointment are eligible for a merit increase if the interim/acting appointment began prior to Dec. 1, 2021. In this instance, any merit adjustment will be on the interim/acting salary through the remainder of their interim/acting appointment. Once the employee returns to their regular position, the salary for the regular position will be adjusted at the same merit percentage as was approved for their interim/role. These employees are also eligible for the 2% across-the-board increase.
Appointment began on or after Dec. 1, 2021: If the interim/acting appointment began on or after Dec. 1, 2021, those employees are not eligible for the merit increase applied to the interim/acting salary. However, they are eligible for the merit increase on their original appointment once the interim/acting assignment ends. These employees are eligible, however, for the 2% across-the-board increase.
If you have questions about your eligibility for the across-the-board and/or merit increases, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.