At the February 28th joint meeting, CLA HR would like to discuss the
typical processes for implementing compensation pay plans. In
particular, we are interested in hearing about the application of grad
and undergrad pay increases in your unit.
is the information from last year's salary memo. Please read before the
meeting and come prepared to talk with us about what has and has not
worked in this process.
FY08 Graduate Assistant
Increases: Compensation for all graduate student employees is part of
the University's and the college's compensation policies and
procedures. The policies and procedures apply to all graduate
assistants regardless of the fund source(s) from which a graduate
assistant is paid. According to these policies and procedures, the
college and local units are responsible for identifying a 3.25% pool of
funds to support increases to graduate assistant salaries for all those
paid above the base and for those paid from non-centrally allocated
Criteria for merit increase:
Increases in rates for continuing graduate assistants should be made on
the basis of criteria established in your unit. Individual performance
should be a major determinant, but other criteria may be considered as
FY)* Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistant
Increases: Units may choose to offer a recurring across-the-board
increase of 3.25% to Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistants.
for merit increase: It is the responsibility of the unit/department to
establish written rationale and consistent criteria for different pay
rates. Units/departments may assign a rate of pay that differs from the
stated hourly rates after considering criteria such as the
nature/complexity of the duties assigned; level of responsibility
assigned; the individual's related work and academic experience;
academic progress and excellence; quality, and/or quantity of work.
(Non-academic undergraduate student worker salary increases are addressed in the 2007-2008 pay plan: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/toolkit/compensation/payplans/2007student.html)