An important reminder from Employee Benefits:
When a new employee is hired with a civil service or non-faculty bargaining unit appointment, the person is required to fill out the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) form. The first part of the form is filled out by the employing department and the second part of the form is filled out by the employee. The form is available on the Office of Human Resources web site by clicking on Forms at the top of the home page. The direct link is:
Civil Service and non-faculty bargaining unit employees are covered by MSRS. Participation is mandatory and begins from the first day of employment -- there is no waiting period. Retirement deductions are 5 percent of total salary and are paid into the Retirement Fund. This money is credited to the employee's individual MSRS account and is tax sheltered from both federal and state income tax. The employer contribution -- also 5 percent of total salary -- is not credited to individual accounts. It is used to help pay the monthly annuities and benefits received from the Retirement Fund. Rates are subject to change by the Legislature.
University Pay Plans for Civil Service Staff and
Non-academic Student Workers for FY12
Attached is the Civil Service Pay Plan for FY12. Similar to the Academic Pay Plan, annual pay increases will not be awarded to civil service employees.
Also attached is the pay plan for undergraduate student workers. The minimum pay rate remains the same ($7.25/hour), and there is no merit or across-the-board salary increases for student workers.
These and other pay plans can be found at:http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/toolkit/compensation/payplans/index.html
Thank you. CLA Human Resources-
CS/BU Annual Reviews
CS/BU (civil service and bargaining unit) annual reviews are due to
the college by June 17, 2011. All review materials must be submitted
electronically as PDF files on the CLA projects drive (P drive) with
a paper copy sent to central Human Resources (200 Donhowe; delivery
If you have any questions about the project drive please
contact contact Kara Tacheny at 624-8480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about CSBU reviews can be found at:http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/hr/CSBUAnnualReviews.php
Please share this information with supervisors of CS/BU employees as necessary.