Date: March 19, 2012
To:

Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs

From: Vivian Fernández
Vice President Faculty and Staff Resources
Subject:

FY 2012-2013 Merit Salary Programs for Managerial, Professional, Supervisory and Confidential (MPSC) Staff and for Administrative (URA-AFT) Staff

I am pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Pay-for-Performance Program for Managerial, Professional, Supervisory and Confidential (MPSC) staff, and the Staff Compensation Program (SCP) for eligible URA-AFT staff. The 2012-2013 P4P and SCP programs will have a merit salary increase component which will be implemented on a prospective basis effective October 1, 2012. MPSC and URA-AFT employees must be evaluated and supervisors must inform them of the appraisal results by April 30, 2012.

The following summary outlines the applicable merit pools, and eligibility criteria for each program:

Pay-for-Performance (P4P) for Eligible Managerial, Professional, Supervisory and Confidential (MPSC) Staff

Merit Pool

  • The permanent salary increase pool for all eligible non-aligned employees is the aggregate of 2.1 percent of eligible salaries of $100,000 or more, and 2.25 percent of eligible salaries less than $100,000 as of March 1, 2012. The applicable February 1, 2012 salary scales will remain in effect.

Eligibility Criteria and Range of Increases

  •  Employees in a program-eligible (MPSC) title on or before January 1, 2012 are eligible to participate in this year’s program and must receive a performance appraisal by April 30, 2012.
  •  Salary increases of 1 percent to 6 percent may be awarded to those employees meeting standards based on their March 1, 2012 salaries, and will be effective on October 1, 2012.
  •  Salary increases and any one-time performance bonuses resulting from the evaluation process will be reflected in the October 12, 2012 paycheck. In order to receive their performance awards, employees must remain in a program-eligible title through October 1, 2012.

Staff Compensation Program (SCP) for Eligible URA-AFT Staff

Merit Pool

  •  The merit component of the SCP for FY 2012–2013 consists of a 2.25 percent permanent salary pool based on the aggregate salaries of eligible employees as of March 1, 2012. The applicable February 1, 2012 salary scales will remain in effect.

Eligibility Criteria and Range of Increases

  •  Employees in a program-eligible (URA-AFT) title on or before January 1, 2012 are eligible to participate in this year’s program and must receive a performance appraisal by April 30, 2012.
  •  Employees who do not receive an evaluation by April 30, 2012 shall receive a 2.25 percent salary increase effective October 1, 2012.
  •  Salary increases of 2 percent to 4 percent may be awarded to those employees meeting standards based on their March 1, 2012 salaries, and will be paid on a prospective basis effective October 1, 2012.
  •  Salary increases and any one-time performance bonuses resulting from the FY 2012-2013 SCP will be reflected in the October 12, 2012 paycheck. In order to receive their performance awards, employees must remain in a program-eligible title through October 1, 2012.

Please note that merit pools will be calculated after all fiscal year 2011 and 2012 salary increases have been implemented, and the P4P and SCP Online Systems have been upgraded to interface with the HCM/Payroll System. As a result, while the deadline for completion of performance evaluations is April 30, 2012, the compensation components of the FY 2012-2013 P4P and SCP will be deployed on June 1, 2012. We will send a follow-up communication regarding the online systems at a later date. Once evaluations are completed, the P4P and SCP Online Systems will be used by departments to submit approved performance awards while monitoring their allocations pools.

The unit allocations for those employees eligible for the FY 2012-2013 P4P and SCP will be provided to vice presidents and chancellors on June 1, 2012 in concert with the implementation of the updated online systems. System entry and approval of all awards must be completed by July 20, 2012. The process schedule, related program information, and forms are available on the University Human Resources web pages for P4P and SCP.

Information sessions for the P4P and SCP will be offered for HR Liaisons and supervisors at the end of March. Session information and registration is available on the Pay-for- Performance webpage and the Staff Compensation Program webpage. Should you have questions about P4P or SCP, please feel free to contact your assigned HR Consultant at 848-932-3020, or the Human Resources Office in Camden at 856-225-6475, or Newark at 973-353-5500.

cc: Bruce Fehn

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