Guidance for Annual Raise Process given to Human Resources

Time for a RaiseThe FY 2021-2022 budget bill includes permanent salary increases and we have received final guidance from UNC System Office, Office of State Budget, and Management (OSBM), and Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).

All permanent (benefits-eligible) EHRA faculty, EHRA non-faculty, and SHRA employees that were employed in a permanent position at UNCSA on June 30, 2021, and on Dec. 31, 2021, are eligible for a 2.5% permanent increase with an effective date of July 1, 2021. The permanent increase will be reflected beginning with Jan. 31, 2022, paycheck and the lump sum retro will be reflected in the same paycheck.

We appreciate your patience as we have been working through the details of the ARP. Questions may be directed to HRForms@uncarts.onmicrosoft.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is ELIGIBLE to receive the 2.5% increase to their base salary?  

Employees, who were employed in a permanent position on June 30, 2021, and are still employed in that status on Dec. 31, 2021.

Who is ELIGIBLE for the retroactive lump-sum payment for the 2.5% increase?   

Employees who were employed in a permanent position on June 30, 2021, and are still employed in that status on Dec. 31, 2021, will receive a retroactive lump sum payment equivalent to the 2.5% increase for the time period of July 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021. 

Are employees who transferred from another university/state agency into UNCSA after June 30, 2021, but before Dec. 31, 2021, eligible?

Yes, employees who were employed in a permanent, benefits-earning position on June 30, 2021, and are still employed in that status on Dec. 31, 2021, will be eligible for the 2.5% increase and the retroactive payment. 

Who is not eligible?

  • Employees hired after June 30, 2021
  • Employees with a last day of work before Dec. 31, 2021
  • Temporary EHRA faculty, Temporary EHRA non-faculty, and Temporary SHRA employees
  • Faculty participating in their first year of the Phased Retirement Program. 

How will the 2.5% increase be calculated?

  • The 2.5% base salary increase will be calculated against the eligible employee’s June 30, 2021, base salary.
  • This calculation will exclude temporary additional duties or secondary administrative titles.
  • Employees who were in Interim and Acting Appointments on June 30, 2021, will receive the increase calculated against their previous permanent base salary.

How will the 2.5 % increase be calculated if my salary changed? 

Employees who received a salary change between July 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021, will receive the 2.5% increase calculated against their June 30, 2021, base salary.

When will the 2.5% increase be reflected in my salary? 

For eligible employees, the change in base pay is effective Jan. 1, 2022, and will be reflected in the Jan. 31, 2022, paycheck.

When will I receive payment for the retroactive lump sum?

For eligible employees, the retroactive lump-sum payment will be reflected in the Jan. 31, 2022, paycheck.

Will employees currently on disability or on a leave of absence receive the legislative increase and retroactive lump sum payment?

Employees currently on disability or who are on a leave of absence (paid or unpaid) may be eligible for the legislative increase and retroactive payment upon their return if they satisfy all other criteria as outlined in the ARP instructions.

Will my longevity payment be adjusted to reflect this increase?  

Yes, if you received longevity pay between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2021, you will receive an adjustment to reflect the 2.5% increase.

Will retirement contributions be taken from the retroactive payment?

Yes, the employee retirement contributions will be deducted from the earnings.

If I have questions about the 2.5% increase or the retroactive lump-sum payment, who should I contact? 

Questions may be directed to HRForms@uncarts.onmicrosoft.com

Contact: Angela Mahoney

Jan. 24, 2022

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