June 6, 2010 - June 12, 2010 Archives

CLA NOW monthly meeting

The June CLA NOW meeting will be held tomorrow, Thursday, June 10 at 9:00 a.m. in the Minnesota Population Center Seminar Room (50 Willey Hall).  Agenda will be sent separately to the CLA NOW listserv.

Faculty Salary Letters - 2010/11

Attached is a template letter for use in communicating FY11 salary information to faculty, including base salaries, merit increases, and promotional and retention increases. The spreadsheet of approved faculty salaries for your unit for FY11 will be sent to you shortly by by Peggy Buckley in Fiscal Administration. 

Please use the template letter to convey salary information to faculty in your unit, updating the highlighted areas with the information specific to each faculty member and removing any information that does not apply. The June 8 email from Dean Parente and me concerning salary information for faculty and academic staff should be attached to the letters provided to your faculty.  The full copy of the June 8 communication is below and is available on the college website. http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/faculty/CLAFacultyP-ASalariesFY11.php

Please provide copies of the completed salary letters as pdf attachments to the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty, at clafclty@umn.edu.

 

FY11 Faculty Salary Letter 09JUN10.doc


2010/11 Salary Information

The following message was sent to CLA faculty and P&A employees.  Based on your requests for clarity around next year's compensation, we created an informative message to assist individuals in understanding the complicated compensation plan for the coming year.  We hope this will help, and we ask that you encourage all faculty and P&A employees in your unit to carefully read this and any other information related to this year's compensation.  

Thank you,  Offices of CLA Human Resources and the Associate Dean for Faculty.

2010/11 Salary Information

Date: 8 June 2010

To: CLA Faculty and Academic Staff

From: James A. Parente, Jr., Dean, and Richa Nagar, Associate Dean for Faculty

RE: 2010/11 Salary Information

We write to provide you with information about the salaries of faculty and academic staff in the College of Liberal Arts during the 2010/11 fiscal year, and to provide information about the delivery of salary increases for FY11. This communication addresses several key matters which will impact salaries in the coming year, including the temporary reduction in pay, the delivery of merit increases, promotional increases for faculty and academic staff, and the 27th pay period. Salary decisions will be communicated to faculty and academic staff by chairs/directors of academic units, or by other appropriate unit heads or supervisors.

This message is intended for faculty and academic professional and administrative (P/A) staff. Faculty include tenured faculty, tenure-track faculty, annually renewable contract faculty, and visiting faculty. P/A staff include instructional, professional, and administrative positions such as lecturers and teaching specialists, advisors, coordinators, and education specialists, research associates, program directors, and others.

Temporary Reduction in Pay

The University has declared a state of financial stringency under Section 4.5 of the Board of Regents Policy on Faculty Tenure. Under this state of financial stringency, the salaries of faculty and academic staff during 2010/11 will be subject to a 1.15% temporary reduction in pay, as provided by the University's 2010/11 Academic Salary Memo. The temporary reduction in pay takes effect 7 June 2010, the first day of the first pay period of the 2010/11 fiscal year, and will be reflected in biweekly paychecks beginning 1 July 2010.
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/toolkit/compensation/payplans/2010acad/index.html

The temporary reduction in pay applies to all types of pay faculty and academic staff may receive during 2010/11, including base salaries, recurring additions to base salaries (merit, retention and promotional increases), administrative augmentations and special awards delivered during the 2010/11 fiscal year, summer instructional or other summer appointments, and summer research support paid as salary. The temporary reduction in pay applies to all sources of funding from which pay is drawn, including internal and external sources, endowments, sponsored projects, etc.

The savings realized from the temporary reduction in pay will remain in the funding source. For salaries supported by external grants or fellowships, internal faculty research accounts, or endowments, the savings will remain with the grant or fellowship, faculty research account, or endowment, to be used for other appropriate purposes. For salaries supported by the college's central allocation or other collegiate resources, the savings will remain in the college, to assist in managing the college's overall budget during this challenging time.

Delivery of Merit Increases

To assist with the budget challenges facing the University, the delivery of recurring merit increases to base salaries of faculty and academic staff has been delayed until January 2011.

  • Merit increases for faculty and academic staff on nine-month appointments (term B) take effect with the pay period beginning 31 January 2011.
  • Merit increases for faculty and academic staff on nine-month appointments who receive their salary over twelve months (term BJ; 9-over-12) take effect with the pay period beginning 3 January 2011.
  • Merit increases for faculty and academic staff on twelve-month appointments (term A) take effect with the pay period beginning 3 January 2011.

The varied implementation dates are necessary to ensure that faculty and academic staff receive a proportionate amount of the merit increase awarded to them, irrespective of the length of appointment or whether they have chosen to have their nine-month salary paid to them over the twelve-month fiscal year.

Promotional Increases

Faculty and academic staff promoted during 2009/10 will receive promotional increases to their base salaries for 2010/11, consistent with the Academic Salary Memo. Promotional increases are subject to the 1.15% temporary reduction in pay in effect for 2010/11.

  • Promotional increases for faculty and academic staff on nine-month appointments (term B) take effect with the pay period beginning 30 August 2010.
  • Promotional increases for faculty and academic staff on nine-month appointments who receive their salary over twelve months (term BJ; 9-over-12) take effect with the pay period beginning 7 June 2010.
  • Promotional increases for faculty and academic staff on twelve-month appointments (term A) take effect with the pay period beginning 7 June 2010.

27th Pay Period

During the 2010/11 fiscal year there will be 27 pay periods instead of the typical 26. This is because there are 54 weeks in the University's 2010/11 payroll calendar (7 June 2010 to 19 June 2011). Faculty and academic staff who normally receive 26 paychecks will receive 27 paychecks in 2010/11.

  • Faculty and academic staff on nine-month appointments who receive their salary over nine months (term B) will not be affected by the 27th pay period.
  • Faculty and academic staff on nine-month appointments who receive their salary over twelve months (term BJ; 9-over-12) will have the pay for their nine-month appointment spread over 27 paychecks in the 2010/11 fiscal year. This means that the total pay for a nine-month appointment will not be impacted by the 27th pay period, but the amount of pay received on each paycheck will be less due to spreading the pay over 27 pay periods instead of 26.
  • Faculty and academic staff on twelve-month appointments (term A) will receive 27 paychecks in the 2010/11 fiscal year because they are appointed and working for 54 weeks during 2010/11 (7 June 2010 to 19 June 2011). The appointments of twelve-month faculty and academic staff are extended by two weeks for 2010/11, and they will receive a 27th pay check for the additional two weeks of work

New CLA Procurement Specialist

In light of Paul Escen's upcoming departure, our new primary Procurement Specialist will be Megan Weyenberg. Megan is one of our Executive Account Specialists from our West Bank 2 financial service team. This new role will be added to her current job responsibilities. Peggy Buckley will remain a back-up procurement specialist. Megan will officially assume these responsibilities on Monday, June 14th. Megan can be reached at 612-624-6616 or weye0030@umn.edu. Please contact Scott Appelwick at appel015@umn.edu if you have any questions.

Open House for Paul Escen

Paul Escen will be leaving his position at the University after June 15th to begin a new stage in his life - one that entails much more leisure.  Paul has worked at the U of M for over 34 years and spent his entire career in CLA Administration.  He has made an incredible contribution to CLA and will be deeply missed. 

Come join us in wishing Paul a fond farewell.  All are welcome to an Open House on Tuesday, June 15 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in 202 Johnston Hall.  In respect to Paul's wishes, there will not be a formal program.  Plan to stop by to say goodbye and to congratulate Paul as he begins this new chapter in his life. 

The College is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009-10 Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award. The winners will be recognized at next year's commencement. Please join us in congratulating this year's winners!

Teresa Gowan, Sociology
Kurt Kipfmueller, Geography
Keith Mayes, African American & African Studies
Philip Sellew, Classical and Near Eastern Studies

CLA-OIT System Outage

Saturday, June 19, 2010, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • CLA-OIT managed systems and servers require routine maintenance and upgrades.
  • Systems may be available during the maintenance window.
  • Systems can and will be shut down without warning and may be unavailable for hours at a time.
  • Actions will be taken to minimize the time public web servers are unavailable.

CLA-OIT recommends that you not connect to these systems and servers until after 6 p.m.:

  • CLA-hosted websites
  • CLA-managed email (dept accounts such as @econ.umn.edu, mailman lists)
  • Research servers
  • Unix-based file servers (clio and thalia)
  • Active Directory servers (Home, Shared folders)
  • Terminal Servers
  • Database servers

Contact: help@cla.umn.edu

CLA Fiscal Year End Deadlines

Please read the CLA Fiscal Year End Deadlines 2010.doc  for important deadlines for FY10 close.

Mark Your Calendar

June 10

CLA NOW monthly meeting, 9:00 a.m., Minnesota Population Center Seminar Room (50 Willey Hall - west bank)

June 15

Farewell Open House for Paul Escen, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., 202 Johnston Hall (no formal program)

June 21
Civil Service and Bargaining Unit Performance Appraisals Due

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