Article 25 – Salaries

25.1 Faculty Pay Plan Legislative Increases or Non-Recurring Wage Increases. Eligible in-unit faculty members will receive any salary increases or non-recurring wage increases appropriated for that purpose by the Florida Legislature in accordance with the guidelines set by the Legislature.

25.2 One-Time, Non-Recurring Wage Action 2017-2018

(a) Effective the second pay period after ratification, the university will provide a one-time, non-recurring wage-action to eligible in-unit employees.

(b) The non-recurring wage action to in-unit faculty will be equal to five percent (5%) of the base salary of the employee, not to exceed a maximum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) or fall below a minimum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), subject to deductions for social security/Medicare and tax.

(c) In order to be eligible for the 2017-2018 non-recurring wage action/bonus:

1. Employees must have been employed on or before July 1, 2017 and continuously employed through the pay date of the wage action.

2. Have achieved a good or above rating in their most recent Dean’s overall evaluation and have not been issued a notice of non-reappointment, termination or separation prior to the effective date of this wage increase.

(d) For the purposes of determining base salary, TIP awards will be included in the calculation, but administrative supplements will not be included in the calculation.

25.3 Salary Increase for 2017-2018

(a) Effective the first pay period after March 1, 2018, the university will provide a cost-ofliving base wage increase based on the most recently completed calendar year average percent change Consumer Price Index (CPI-U avg. to avg.) amount.

(b) In order to be eligible for the (avg. to avg.) 2017-2018 salary increase:

1. Employees must have been in continuous pay status since July 1, 2017, and

2. Have not been issued a notice of non-reappointment or termination or tendered a resignation prior to the effective date of this wage increase.

(c) The cost-of-living adjustment increase will be reduced by the amount of any base salary increase provided by the Florida Legislature for the same year. If the state provides a percentage increase to the base wage that is higher than the applicable consumer price index amount, the employee shall receive the full amount of the increase provided by the state.

(d) For the purpose of determining base salary, TIP awards will be included in the calculation, but administrative or temporary supplements will not be included in the calculation.

(e) This wage increase shall not be greater than two percent (2%) or less than one percent (1%) of base salary.

25.4 Salary Increase for 2018-2019

(a) Effective the first pay period after March 1, 2019, the University will provide a cost-ofliving base wage increase based on the most recently completed calendar year average percent change Consumer Price Index (CPI-U avg. to avg.) amount.

(b) In order to be eligible for the (avg. to avg.) 2018-2019 salary increase:

1. Employees must have been in continuous pay status since July 1, 2018, and

2. Have not been issued a notice of non-reappointment or termination or tendered a resignation prior to the effective date of this wage increase.

(c) The cost-of-living adjustment increase will be reduced by the amount of any base salary increase provided by the Florida Legislature for the same year. If the state provides a percentage increase to the base wage that is higher than the applicable consumer price index amount, the employee shall receive the full amount of the increase provided by the state.

(d) For the purpose of determining base salary, TIP awards will be included in the calculation, but administrative or temporary supplements will not be included in the calculation.

(e) This wage increase shall not be greater than two percent (2%) or less than one percent (1%) of base salary.

25.5 One-Time Promotion Recapture Salary Adjustment.

(a)The university will provide, effective August 8, 2017, a two percent (2%) salary increase in eligible in-unit Associate and Full Professors, Associate and University Librarians, Associate and Full Research Scholars/Scientist/Engineers, and Research Associates who previously received as Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian, Associate Research Scholar/Scientist/Engineer, or Research Associate promotion increase at UWF equal to or less than nine percent (9%).

(b) The university will provide, effective August 8, 2018, a one percent (1%) salary increase to eligible in-unit Associate and Full Professors, Associate and University Librarians, Associate and Full Research Scholars/Scientists/Engineers, and Research Associates who previously received an Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian, Associate Research Scholars/Scientist/Engineer, or Research Associate promotion increase at UWF equal to or less than nine percent (9%).

(c) In order to be eligible for the One-Time Promotion Recapture Salary Adjustment:

1. Employees must have been in continuous pay status since July 1, 2016, and

2. Have not been issued a notice of non-reappointment or termination or tendered a resignation prior to the effective date of this wage increase.

(d) Employees who received a promotion increase to Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian, Associate Research Scholar/Scientist/Engineer, or Research Associate for 2016-17 and/or 2017-18 will not be eligible for the One-Time Promotion Salary Adjustment.

(e) Eligible employees shall receive a maximum overall increase of 3% under this section.

(f) For the purpose of determining base salary, TIP awards will be included in the calculation, but administrative or temporary supplements will not be included in the calculation.

25.6 Promotion Increases. Promotion increases will be granted to faculty pursuant to

Article 15 (Promotion Procedure). Promotion increases will be granted in an amount equal to nine percent (9%) of the faculty member’s previous year’s base salary rate in recognition of promotion to, Assistant University Librarian ,or Associate in

Promotion increases will be granted in an amount equal to thirteen percent (13%) of the faculty member’s previous academic year’s base salary rate in recognition of promotion to Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian, Associate Research Scholar/Scientist/Engineer.

Promotion increases will be granted in an amount equal to thirteen percent (13%) of the faculty member’s previous academic year’s base salary rate in recognition of promotion to Professor, University Librarian, Research Scholar/Scientist/Engineer.

25.7 Contract and Grant Funded Increases or Non-Recurring Wage Increases.

a. Faculty on contracts or grants will receive salary increases or non-recurring wage increases equivalent to similar faculty on regular funding, provided that such salary increases or non-recurring wage increases are permitted by the terms of the contract or grant and adequate funds are available for this purpose in the contract or grant. In the event such salary increases or non-recurring wage increases are not permitted by the terms of the contract or grant, or in the event adequate funds are not provided, the President or representative will seek to have the contract or grant modified to permit such increases or non-recurring wage increases.

b. Nothing contained herein will prevent the faculty members whose salaries are funded by grant agencies from being allotted raises higher than those provided in this Agreement.

25.8 Administration Discretionary Increases.

The University retains the authority to provide salary increases, adjustments, or nonrecurring wage increases beyond the increases specified above, for market equity considerations , including verified counteroffers and compression/inversion; increased duties and responsibilities; special achievements; litigation/settlements; and similar special situations. In the event the University develops procedures for distri buting increases under this section, a copy will be provided to the UFF. The UFF will have an opportunity to discuss the procedures in consultation with the President or representative, pursuant to Article 2 (Consultation), prior to their implantation. At the end of the academic year, the UFF will be provided with a report of all salary increases granted under this section during the academic year.

25.9 Salary Rate Calculation and Payment.

The biweekly salary rate of faculty serving on twelve (12) month (calendar year) appointments will be calculated by dividing their calendar year salary rate by 26.1 pay periods.

25.10 Grievability. The only issues to be addressed in a grievance filed pursuant to Article 22 (Grievance Procedure and Arbitration) alleging violation of this Article are whether there is unlawful discrimination under Article 6 (Nondiscrimination), or whether there is an arbitrary and capricious application of the provisions of one (l ) or more sections of this Article.

25.11 Type of Payment for Assigned Duties. Duties and responsibilities assigned by the University to a faculty member which are in addition to the available established FTE for the position will be compensated through Other Personal Services (OPS), not salary.