Pay Plan Updates

Pay Plan Effective Dates:
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  • 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.

$15/Hour Minimum—Implementation

  • 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.