Update – July 10, 2018

on July 10, 2018 in Weekly Update

Good Afternoon San Jacinto College Community:

As many of you are aware, the Board approved the College’s 2018-2019 budget last night.

I want to make sure that you are aware of the 2018-2019 raises since we are nearing the end of the fiscal year. Included in the 2018-2019 budget was approximately $2.2 million compensation pool to cover full-time employee merit raises along with the related benefits. The Board approved merit pay adjustments for full-time employees (faculty, staff, and administrators) for fiscal year 2018-2019 are as follows:

    • Those evaluated at “Valuable Contribution” will receive a 2.75 percent merit pay adjustment.
    • Those evaluated at “Notable Contribution” will receive a 3.00 percent merit pay adjustment.
    • Those evaluated at “Exceptional Contribution” will receive a 3.25 percent merit pay adjustment.
    • Those evaluated at “Room for Improvement” will not receive a merit pay adjustment.
    • Those evaluated at “Unacceptable” will not receive a merit pay adjustment.
    • The following clarifications are provided and apply to all full-time employees (faculty, staff, and administrators):
  • Full-time employees do not include FTTC (full time temporary faculty).
  • Faculty, staff, and administrators hired during the first eleven months of the 2017-2018 fiscal year (September 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018) will receive a pro-rata share of the applicable merit pay percentage (i.e. someone hired in March will receive 6/12 of the merit pay adjustment to cover the period from March through August).
  • Salary schedule range maximums for differentiated compensation purposes will not apply (i.e. if you are an employee earning near the top of your grade, you will not be capped; you will receive the full percentage of your eligible adjustment).
  • These merit pay adjustments are effective September 1, 2018, and will be included in the September 19th paycheck for employees on the bi-weekly payroll and in the September 28th paycheck for employees on the monthly payroll.

Each year, merit pay adjustments are based on resources available and allocated through the budgeting process. The approval of these merit pay adjustments continues to show the Board’s support for our employees and our continued focus on the College’s strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional results.

If you would like to review the 2018-2019 budget presentation reviewed during the public budget hearing last evening, it is attached for your reference.

Budget-Hearing-Presentation-FY-2018-2019

I thank each of you for your commitment to San Jacinto College and our students!

Best,
BH

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