employees to benefit from new statewide pay plan
than 470 U.Va. classified employees are slated to receive raises
in their next paycheck, the first salary adjustments approved
here under the state's new compensation plan.
special salary actions will address our most urgent recruitment,
retention and salary compression issues," said Colette Sheehy,
vice president for management
and budget. They are in addition to the 3.25 percent raises
that most of the 4,083 classified employees at the University
will receive as of Nov. 25.
those whose base salaries will increase are 180 classified
employees in the lowest pay band, including housekeepers and
groundskeepers, whose minimum starting pay will be $8.19 per
said the newly permitted "in-band adjustments" will
help deal with the academic division's most pressing hiring needs,
including employees in skilled trades such as plumbing, carpentry
and electrical work; housekeepers; laboratory technicians; information
technology staff; secretarial and other office support personnel;
and some supervisory positions.
those whose base salaries will increase are 180 classified employees
in the lowest pay band, including housekeepers and groundskeepers,
whose pay is significantly below the most recent market comparisons.
After the special adjustment, the minimum starting salary for
U.Va. classified employees will be $17,035, or $8.19 per hour.
Housekeepers who work the evening shift receive another 60 cents
per hour. When the November raise takes effect, employees in the
lowest pay band who have completed the six-month probationary
period will be earning at least $17,597, or $8.46 per hour. The
starting pay will remain $8.19.
pay plan sessions
Human Resources has scheduled additional information sessions
on the new classified pay plan for employees who did not
attend one of the earlier sessions. Follow-up sessions have
also been scheduled for those who have questions about the
13 & Dec. 4
Open sessions. 10 a.m.-noon, Newcomb Hall Commonwealth
13 & Dec. 4
Follow-up sessions. 1-2 p.m., Newcomb Hall Commonwealth
than three-quarters of the salary adjustments will be made for
employees in pay bands 1, 2 and 3 (formerly pay grades 1-8), said
Thomas E. Gausvik, chief human
resource officer at U.Va.
annual cost of the Oct. 25 adjustments for salaries and benefits
will be $1.3 million, which will be reallocated from current departmental
and central budgets. Auxiliary services departments, such as housing,
athletics, the bookstore and parking & transportation, are self-supporting,
Sheehy noted, and cannot receive state funds. Raises for employees
in those areas must come from internal savings, future fee increases
or other sources of new revenue.
departmental committees will consider requests for salary adjustments
at regular intervals during the year and will make recommendations
to deans and department heads, Gausvik said. The vice president
for each area will then review and make final decisions on the
Medical Center has its
own compensation system and has increased 124 of its lowest-paid
workers to $8.19 to reflect current market conditions. These adjustments
took effect Oct. 29 to coincide with their pay period.