Miami University invests in classified employees

Pay Zone Pay Rate Adjustments

Miami’s Classified Compensation Committee received information related to the competitive position of Miami’s pay rates compared to the market.  

Upon the recommendation of the Classified Compensation Committee Miami University is increasing the pay zone minimums for all of the classified pay zones (E1 through H2) effective with the bi-weekly pay beginning December 3, 2016.

Additionally, current employees (approximately 680) with an hourly base rate below the new minimum for their pay zone will receive an increase to their base rate up to the new minimum for the pay zone. 

The increases will be effective with the bi-weekly pay issued December 23, 2016. In early December letters will be sent to the home address to those employees receiving an increase. The minimums will be adjusted as follows:


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More to Come

In addition to the immediate pay rate adjustments, the Classified Compensation Committee will continue to meet through the spring semester to develop further recommendations related to Miami’s classified compensation structure to better align compensation with a market based structure.   

Annual Service Supplement (Longevity Bonus)

Longevity bonuses are just one of the ways Miami University invests in their classified employees.  Criteria include being a classified employee who has completed 10 or more years of service and is in active pay status on December 1, 2016. Employees in the supervisory, administrative and technical support staff (SATSS), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) will receive the bonus on the bi-weekly pay issued December 9, 2016.  Approximately 630 employees are eligible to receive the bonus with a collective 6,300 years of Miami service. 

The commitment and dedication of the university’s classified employees are recognized and appreciated, said Dawn Fahner, interim associate vice president, human resources.