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 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.

25.3 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.

25.4 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.

25.5 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.

25.6 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.

25.7 Type of Payment for Assigned Duties.

(a) Duties and responsibilities assigned by the University to a faculty member which do not exceed the available established FTE for the position will be compensated through the payment of salary, not OPS.

(b) 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.

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