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2.02 Compensation Practices
This policy outlines pay change options and communicates criteria for establishing pay rates.
Origination Date: 10/1/93
Revised: 12/22/1999, 1/1/2000
Applicability: Classified Staff and Service Professionals
Pay Rate Changes
Legislated Pay Raises: certain salary changes may occur through state appropriations including not limited to general adjustments, merit pay adjustments, and market pay adjustments. Salary adjustment eligibility is based on legislation as well as university procedures. Employees paid from sources of funds other than state appropriations (grant or local accounts) are generally eligible for the same legislated pay raises subject to availability of funds. The awarding of pay increases is not subject to employee grievance procedures.
Northern Arizona University Initiated Pay Raises: employee salaries may be increased through a reclassification or a salary adjustment (a salary within the same job classification). Reasons for such adjustments may include, but are not limited to, assignment of additional responsibilities (career progression), market indicators, or equity. For Classified Staff and Service Professionals, the Human Resources Department will determine appropriate salary increase amounts.
Establishing Pay Rates
New hire pay rates: the hiring department will establish hiring pay rates with input from the Human Resources Department. Considerations include the experience of the applicant, responsibilities of the position, campus or department equity, applicable salary range/pay grade, market indicators, and available funding.
Promotion: when an employee is promoted, an appropriate pay rate will be established using the same considerations used to establish new hire pay rates.
Transfer: a transferred employee will normally be paid at least the same salary as received prior to transfer or will be paid the approved hiring rate for that job classification. The employee may receive a pay increase or decrease in conjunction with a transfer subject to approval of the Human Resources Department using the same considerations used to establish new hire pay rates.
Trainee: a trainee may be hired at a pay rate below the minimum rate of pay or the normal rate of pay for a position for up to 12 months.