CBA Salary – Discretion

 

Salaries

Article 11, Section 11.3
Discretionary Awards and Increases

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the 2016-2017 academic year, and the 2017-2018
academic year, the FIU Board of Trustees or designee may provide additional salary
increases and/or one-time awards totaling no more than one percent (1.0%) of the
total employee payroll as of the last full pay period of the prior academic year.
These increases may be provided for market equity considerations, including verified
counteroffers and compression/inversion; increased duties and responsibilities;
special achievements; Summer Faculty Research Awards; litigation/settlements; and
similar special situations. No later than July 30 of each year, the University
shall provide a listing of the distribution of these funds to the local chapter
of UFF. This list will provide the name and department of the employee and the date,
amount and nature of the award or salary increase during the prior academic year.

What Does This Mean?

FIU administration receives 1% of the total of all faculty
salaries that may be used at their discretion. This means that you may ask to receive a
discretionary award as an increase to your salary if you are affected
by any of:

  • market equity considerations, including verified counteroffers and compression/inversion;
  • increased duties and responsibilities;
  • special achievements;
  • Summer Faculty Research Awards;
  • litigation/settlements;
  • similar special situations.

I advise faculty to:

  1. ask for a face-to-face meeting
    with your immediate supervisor to discuss why you are asking for a discretionary award;
  2. follow-up with an email thanking your supervisor for
    considering your request and include what was discussed. In this email, please document
    and include any relevant data and/or any information that supports your position;
  3. ask your supervisor
    to forward your email, along with (hopefully) their written support in the same email,
    to the dean and to cc: you.

Your initial request is to your supervisor in person, then by email. If you have any questions regarding this, I am available
to discuss and review the process.

Grievance chair:

 

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