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Human Resources
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SALARY ADMINISTRATION 

Wesleyan University’s salary administration is designed to accomplish three major objectives: 

  • Attract and retain highly qualified employees; 
  • Link compensation to performance; and 
  • Promote consistency and an internally equitable relationship between salary and responsibilities. 

SALARY LEVELS AND GRADES 

Staff positions are assigned to one of eight salary grades. The job factors determining the grade for a position are listed below: 

  • Experience and educational requirements; 
  • Complexity; 
  • Impact of decisions; 
  • Supervisory responsibilities and level of supervision received; 
  • Financial responsibilities; 
  • Internal and external contacts; and 
  • Working conditions.  

Each grade in the salary structure includes a wide range of positions (grouped because the levels of responsibilities are comparable) and a wide range of salaries. 

ANNUAL MERIT SALARY INCREASES 

Except in periods of economic difficulties, Wesleyan University will generally consider employees for a July 1 merit increase. The amount of the individual merit increase, if any, is determined by the following key factors: 

  • Guidelines for employees determined by the President and the Cabinet; 
  • Recommendations by supervisor/department head; and 
  • Amounts of increases will be pro-rated for employees who were hired within the current fiscal year in accordance with the following guidelines: 

PRO-RATING SALARY INCREASES FOR NEWLY HIRED EMPLOYEES 

  • Salary increases for employees hired between July 1st and March 30th will be pro-rated by the portion of the fiscal year worked and based upon the month hired. For example, an employee hired in July will be eligible for 100% of the salary guideline but an employee hired in August will normally be eligible for 11/12 of the salary guideline. 
  • Employees hired between April 1st and June 30th of the fiscal year will not be eligible for a salary increase in the year they were hired. 
  • Nothing contained in this handbook including but not limited to the preceding sections should be in any way interpreted to require the University to pay salary increases to any employee and any such promise or representation expressed or implied is hereby expressly disclaimed.