July 3, 2009
  Feature Story


FY 2010 budget includes compensation increases for most classified employees

Starting in September, most UNT Health Science Center classified employees (staff members without executive responsibilities) will see a pay increase. A new compensation plan, which was recently approved by the Executive Team, increases the minimum and maximum amount of each classified position’s pay range by 5 percent. Full-time classified employees will receive an increase of at least 3 percent or $1,000—whichever is more. The increase will be prorated for part-time benefits-eligible employees based on their hours.

The increases are part of ongoing efforts to improve pay at the Health Science Center to retain our talented workforce and to attract the best candidates.  Please note, the money dedicated to the Employee Appreciation Day has been integrated into these compensation programs. Depending on the broader economy and our institution’s continued financial success, benefits-eligible classified employees should receive salary increases annually through FY 2013.

Current pay ranges are listed on the Human Resource Services (HRS) Web site. HRS will provide updated lists of classified salaries, which include the new pay increases, in August.

These increases supplement the recurring programs that the Health Science Center has already put in place to increase compensation across the institution, a key step toward our vision of becoming a top-10 health science center. Those programs include:

  1. Faculty promotions and salary adjustments to non-classified positions to remain competitive with similar positions in the marketplace.
  2. Reclassification of classified positions whose duties and responsibilities have changed significantly to warrant promotion.
  3. The annual merit bonus program to reward our highest-performing employees.

We plan to continue these programs beyond the biennium but they are contingent on the continuation of the availability of funds.

The new pay increases, as well as the Health Science Center’s recurring plans, were recommended by a compensation committee developed by President Scott Ransom last year to improve employee pay in response to feedback on the 2008 Employee Satisfaction Survey.

For more information about compensation changes for FY 2010, talk to your supervisor or contact Human Resource Services at ext. 2690.

For more news from HRS, including information about open enrollment and benefits changes, see the HR Update section in this issue of Campus Connection.UNTHSC Logo


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