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1.2 percent SPA pay increase

A pay increase and special leave were popular topics.

Nearly 200 UNCG employees attended HRS open forums late last month. They had an opportunity to learn the latest news and to ask questions.

Dr. Edna Chun, associate vice chancellor, and HRS staff members also shared the latest news of HRS offerings.

Among the news highlights:
The legislature has passed a 1.2 percent pay increase for full/part time, permanent, probationary, trainee and time-limited SPA employees. It does not apply to employees separated prior to July 1 or hired after July 1. As for an EPA salary increase, the university is awaiting instructions from the UNC Board of Governors, which will meet later this month.

The legislature has also passed 2012-13 Special Leave. Leave-eligible full-time employees will be credited with five days of special leave on July 1, 2012. This leave will be pro-rated for leave-eligible part-time employees and for those on 9, 10, and 11 month appointments. It must be used during the 2012-13 fiscal year. It will be accounted for separately from all other leave and must be used prior to earned compensatory time, vacation time, and bonus leave.

(An update dated July 26 was issued after the forums. Under this revised policy, eligible leave-earning employees can choose when the additional five days of leave (or pro-rated amount) are used when requesting leave. The primary change is on p. 2 of the policy under the section titled Scheduling and Use of Leave:

“An employee may choose to use special leave prior to earned compensatory time (holiday comp, overtime comp, gap-hours comp, on-call comp, and travel comp), regular vacation leave, bonus leave and sick leave.”

The revised Special Leave Policy (dated July 26) may be be accessed on the OSP Administrative Resources web site at
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/ExternalHome/FY2012-2013%20Special%20Leave.pdf.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, all SPA employees hired after Jan. 1, 2013, will be eligible to participate in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP).

Human Resource Services has expanded its offerings in these areas:

The presentation used during the forum may be viewed at http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/HR_Liaisons/documents/HRSOpenForumJuly24.pdf.