Effective Oct. 1, WVU will once again distribute pay increases to employees. This year’s increase is based on a 2 percent pool for all employee groups. However, as in past years, increases for individual employees will vary based upon performance and the different salary plans for the three primary employee groups: faculty, classified staff and non-classified staff.
Increases for faculty and non-classified staff are based on a combination of merit and some market adjustments, while classified staff will receive their pay increase based on whichever of three factors, as described below, yields the greater increase to the staff member.
In recent years, many classified staff have expressed concern regarding the outdated 2001 salary schedule mandated in state law. Since WVU fully funded the 2001 schedule last year, the University is now able to develop a more market competitive salary structure for classified staff.
The pay increase for classified staff this year will be calculated based on whichever of the following yields the greater dollar amount for the employee: a 2 percent increase to the employee’s current salary, $600, or the minimum entry rate on the new pay structure for the employee’s pay grade. No classified employee will receive less than a 2 percent increase.
The new structure increases entry rates 6.5 percent this year and, depending upon WVU’s budget for next year, may move another 6.5 percent next year. The new structure not only raises the entry rates, but also widens the salary ranges and eliminates the 15-year cap on years of service. These changes will help WVU to be more competitive in the recruitment of qualified classified staff, and provide long-term employees with additional salary growth potential.
“We are pleased to be able to provide a pay increase in these difficult economic times,” said Vice President for Administration and Finance Narvel Weese. “It is our objective to recruit and retain a world-class workforce and this increase keeps us on the path to achieving this goal.”
WVU’s senior leadership applauded staff representatives, particularly Board of Governors staff representative Dixie Martinelli, Staff Council President Jo Morrow and Advisory Council for Classified Staff (ACCE) representative Paul Martinelli for their assistance to Human Resources in reviewing the new structure and helping with the process over the past several months.
A copy of the new pay structure and a list of frequently asked questions may be accessed on the Division of Human Resources website at http://classcomp.hr.wvu.edu/home , or call 304-293-5700 ext. 6 for more information.2012-2013 Classified Staff Salary Increase Guidelines
Classified Staff Compensation Structure Effective October 1, 2012
Classified Staff Compensation Structure (Hourly) Effective October 1, 2012
2012 Classified Staff Compensation Structure Frequently Asked Questions
2012-2013 Non-Classified Staff Salary Increase Guidelines