University Staff (Bi-Weekly Pay Cycle): January 3, 2021 (January B)
Academic & Limited Staff (Monthly Pay Cycle): January 1, 2021
Eligible Employees – employees in pay status as of:
University Staff: November 22, 2020
Academic & Limited Staff: December 1, 2020
All Academic Staff, Faculty, Limited and University Staff
Includes employees in probationary or evaluation period, or on LOA
Does not include employees in non-eligible categories.
Not Eligible – Automatic:
Student hourly employees (SH)
Temporary Employees (CL)
Represented Crafts Workers/Trades
Employees not meeting expectations on their last performance evaluation
Employees who have not completed required sexual harassment prevention training
Supervisors who are not current on their employee performance evaluations
Living Wage Increase
City of Madison Living Wage increase to $13.86
UW–Madison increase effective date: 1/3/2021
2% Pay Plan increase will be applied after Living Wage Increase
General Wage Adjustment –Craftworkers
Trades Council has asked for maximum allowable increase, 1.81%
To date, their request HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED. Request still needs to go in front of Chancellor, Board of Regents and State Government for approval.
Once FP&M HR receives an update (go / no go) on Trades increase, we will share with FP&M Management.
UW-Madison will implement a $15/Hour minimum for:
University Staff (Permanent & Fixed-Term Finite)
Academic Staff (FP&M does not have any AS employees impacted)
Student Hourly minimum remains $10.00 and Temporary Employee minimum remains City of Madison Living
Wage Effective Date: January 17, 2021
FP&M HR working with Finance Team to identify compression issues and establish new starting minimums. More to come on this topic.
Single Payroll Project Update
UW System-wide initiative to standardize System payroll by moving all employees to the current biweekly payroll cycle.
Project will split most benefit deductions evenly over the biweekly paychecks making benefit premiums more predictable and manageable for employees.
Implementation date changed from January 2021 to July 18, 2021.
The July 2021 implementation date provides additional time for communication, employee education, and preparation to help ease the transition to the new pay schedule and occurs in a month with three biweekly pay periods.