FY 24 Compensation Increase Eligibility
The university is taking a step toward faculty and staff compensation improvements:
- A 1.25% across-the-board increase for all eligible faculty and staff.
- All units will also receive a 2.5% merit pool to distribute to employees within their units based on calendar year 2022 performance evaluations.
- 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.
Specific eligibility requirements associated with the across-the-board increase and merit increases are detailed below.
Eligibility for 1.25% across-the-board increase
- All benefits-eligible faculty, unclassified, university support staff, graduate teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and graduate research assistants hired on or before Dec. 1, 2022 are eligible for the 1.25% across-the-board increase.
- This includes employees who experienced a reclassification through HR Compensation & Organizational Effectiveness.
Employees who are not eligible include:
- Student employees.
- Other non-benefits eligible employees.
Eligibility for merit increases
- To be eligible for a FY24 merit increase, employees must have been employed in their current position at K-State as of December 1, 2022. 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 HR Compensation & Organizational Effectiveness.
- Employees who received a Notice of Non-reappointment (NNR) due to reclassification or reorganization. Please consult with HR 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 HR Employee Relations & Engagement on questions.
- Employees who had a break in service since December 1, 2022.
- Employees who received a performance evaluation rating below a “meets expectations” rating.
- KSRE Extension agents and KFMA economists whose salaries are determined by our county/district partners and the association.
- Employees who are on acting or interim appointments follow modified guidelines:
- Appointment began before Dec. 1, 2022: 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, 2022. 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 1.25% across-the-board increase.
Appointment began on or after Dec. 1, 2022: If the interim/acting appointment began on or after Dec. 1, 2022, 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 1.25% across-the-board increase.
If you have questions about your eligibility for the across-the-board and/or merit increases, please email email@example.com.