Appointments for unclassified staff and increases for classified (SATSS and AFSCME) staff

As President Gregory Crawford shared earlier this year, “Investing in faculty and staff – our most important assets – remains a top priority for Miami.”

Human resources and academic personnel are pleased to announce information regarding appointments for unclassified staff and increases for classified (SATSS and AFSCME) staff.

In its continuing efforts to build competitive compensation systems, Miami has been engaged with a consulting firm in a multiphase project to complete market assessments (a study of our compensation vs. the external marketplace).

Based upon the results of the assessments, Miami has been steadily making adjustments over a two-year period for classified positions.

A similar market adjustment pool was also allocated this year to the divisions, in order to address market concerns for unclassified positions. Any approved market adjustment is part of the annual salary cited in the appointment letter.

Unclassified Staff and Faculty

Appointments and salaries for unclassified staff are effective July 1, 2018. Appointment letters can be accessed through the Employee Services tab in BannerWeb by end of day June 29.

  • Step 1 – Log into MyMiami using your unique ID and MUnet password
  • Step 2 – Select the BannerWeb tab
  • Step 3 – Select the Employee Services Online tab
  • Step 4 – Scroll down and select Annual Appointment Letter
  • Step 5 – Select the appointment year 2018-2019

Faculty annual appointment letters are expected to be available to view in BannerWeb in early August.

Classified Staff

Salary increases for classified staff are effective for the pay period beginning June 30, 2018; employees will receive an hourly across-the-board-pay increase based upon their pay zones. 

This year’s hourly increase was determined by applying a 2 percent pay increase to the average pay rate per zone.  For example, if a pay rate for a zone is $12 an hour, the 2 percent pay increase is $0.24 per hour (12 x .02 = $0.24) for all employees in that pay zone. 

The following chart details the increases for each classified pay zone:

Hourly Increase Per Zone
Zone Hourly Increase
E1 $0.23
E2 $0.25
F1 $0.28
F2 $0.31
G1 $0.32
G2 $0.36
H1 $0.41
H2 $0.44

Employees whose base pay (excluding job enrichment earnings) is at or more than the pay-zone maximum will not be eligible for a base pay increase.  Instead, these employees will receive a bonus payment of 100 percent of the value of their forgone raise.

In the cases where only a portion of the pay increase would result in the employee’s base salary exceeding the maximum, the employee will receive the portion of the hourly increase necessary to bring him or her to the maximum pay for the zone. A bonus payment that is equivalent to 100 percent of the remaining amount of the increase that was not added to the base pay.  Employees will also receive a hard copy letter from human resources the week of July 9, identifying his or her new rate of pay. This letter will be mailed to the home address.
 
The Classified Compensation Committee, which has been meeting since 2016, has recommended other adjustments, which are also effective June 30, 2018, and explained below. 

In 2016, adjustments were made to the minimums and maximums of all pay zones.

In 2017, several positions were moved to new pay zones to be more in line with labor market conditions. Also in 2016, adjustments were made to Job Enrichment Pay and the pay max bonus for employees who are at the maximum of their salary range.

In 2018, a years-of-service-based adjustment has been made to provide an additional increase to classified employees with a date of hire (most recent hired date) that is prior to July 1, 2014 (4 years with Miami as of July 1, 2018).

The chart below provides details on this increase:

Years-of-Service-Based Adjustment
Zone Hourly Increase
E1 $0.20
E2 $0.20
F1 $0.25
F2 $0.25
G1 $0.30
G2 $0.30
H1 $0.35
H2 $0.35

Additionally, the Classified Compensation Committee recommended an adjustment to the minimums and maximums of our salary ranges that is also effective on June 30, 2018. This adjustment was approximately 1 percent, detailed information can be found on the human resources website.

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) pay raises are currently being negotiated.