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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

 

October 5, 2017

Dear ETSU Faculty and Staff,

The arrival of the fall 2017 semester on the campus of East Tennessee State University coincides with a number of celebratory occasions. Within the first two weeks of campus, we broke ground for our new Martin Center for the Alts and hosted our first football game in the new William B. Greene Jr. Stadium, which was completed this summer. We also witnessed an increase in enrollment, with growth in the number of freshmen, transfer students, dual enrollment students and graduate students. All of these accomplishments are, in part, the result of the contributions, dedication and commitment of our faculty and staff.

I am also pleased to report that, this year, we are continuing to take steps to enhance faculty and staff salaries. The ETSU Board of Trustees approved the enhancements recommended by our Market Salary Equity Committee (composed of campus faculty and staff). These enhancements distribute the approved 3% salary pool allotted for salary increases:

  1. Two percent of the available pool was distributed on July 1 in across-the-board salary enhancements for 12-month appointments and to the start of the academic contract for 9-month faculty.
  2. One percent will be distributed October 31, 2017 according to the salary Equity Plan for all eligible faculty and staff on payroll as of June 30, 2017.

We thank you for your dedicated service to ETSU and we appreciate your valued talents. Your hard work and loyalty to our university and to our students are recognized and appreciated.

Thank you for all that you do for ETSU!

Brian Noland
President


Dear ETSU Faculty and Staff,

Human Resources is pleased to provide you with additional information pertaining to the exciting salary enhancements that Dr. Noland has recently announced. You may always contact Human Resources at 423-439-5825 or log on to Goldlink Self Service if you need individual information pertaining to your personal salary.

Across-the-Board (ATB) Increases:

  • An employee in a budgeted position and employed as of June 30, 2017 received the two-percent salary increase.
  • An employee who earns less than $25,000 received a minimum increase of $500.
  • For employees in a budgeted part-time position the increase was prorated.
  • Regrettably, adjunct faculty, temporary employees, medical school residents, graduate assistants, student workers, University School Faculty, employees on terminal leave, and employees receiving an unsatisfactory annual evaluation were not eligible to receive the ATB enhancement.

Salary Schedules:

  • ETSU adjusted by two-percent both the administrative/professional and the classified/support staff salary schedules in July.  Please see the Human Resources’ website.

Equity Plan Increases:

  • For Academic Campus faculty and all staff (administrative/executive/support), Equity adjustments represent an increase of approximately 2.7 percent of the difference in salaries and the "market target" for each eligible position.
  • Administrative and support staff may view market targets on the Human Resources’ webpage.
  • Administrative and support staff may calculate an estimation of your increase by taking the market target, subtracting your current salary, and multiplying the difference by .027.
  • Executive and Academic Campus faculty targets are calculated individually, and, therefore, will not be included in the table.
  • Equity increases for faculty in the Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy are calculated based upon their respective equity plans.
  • All equity increases are capped at $3,000 per employee.
  • An employee in a budgeted position and employed as of June 30, 2017 is eligible for this cycle of the Equity Plan.
  • Regrettably, adjunct faculty, post retiree faculty, temporary employees, coaches, athletic trainers, medical school residents, graduate assistants, student workers, University School faculty, employees on terminal leave, and employees receiving an unsatisfactory annual evaluation, are not eligible to receive an Equity enhancement.
  • All eligible faculty and staff will receive an individual salary letter via email in mid-October providing a description of your actual Equity salary increase.
  • Equity salary increases will be included in October 31, 2017 paychecks and will be retroactive July 1, 2017 for 12-month appointments and to the start of the academic contract for 9-month faculty.

Thank you for all that you do for ETSU!

Diana

Diana D. McClay, M.B.A., PHR, SHRM-CP
Director
Office of Human Resources
East Tennessee State University
Box 70564
Johnson City, TN 37614-1707
(423) 439-6125 office
(423) 439-5830 fax
mcclayd@etsu.edu


Equity Plan Methodology

Equity Pay Plan Methodology 2016 (pdf)
Approved by University President 2017. Implemented October 2017.
 
Equity Pay Plan Methodology 2016 (pdf)
Last submitted March 2016. Approved by TBR but not implemented.
 
Equity Pay Plan Methodology 2015 (pdf)
Last submitted April 2015. Approved by TBR but not implemented.
 
Equity Pay Plan Methodology 2014 (pdf)
Last submitted March 2014. Approved by TBR but not implemented.
 
Equity Pay Plan Methodology 2013 (pdf)
Last submitted March 2013. Approved by TBR. Implemented September 2013.


2017 Market Targets

Administrative/Professional
Level
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
37.5 hr
$34,781.00
$41,250.00
$47,578.00
$49,767.00
$50,671.00
$57,883.00
$62,203.00
$63,158.00
$67,603.00
$72,485.00
$77,547.00
$81,000.00
$88,941.00
$108,153.00
$118,211.00

Support

Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
37.5 hr
$26,625.00
$28,187.00
$30,398.00
$34,593.00
$37,961.00
$40,446.00
$45,250.00
$51,117.00
$52,898.00
$55,044.00
$57,469.00
$62,219.00
$64,313.00
$65,897.00
N/A

Security

Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

40 hr
$28,400.00
$30,066.00
$32,425.00
$36,900.00
$40,492.00
$43,142.00
$48,267.00
$54,525.00
$56,425.00
$58,714.00
$61,300.00
$66,367.00
$68,600.00
$70,290.00
N/A


 
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