TAUP-Temple University 2008-2012
Collective Bargaining Agreement

ARTICLE 21
SALARY INCREASES FOR
FACULTY, LIBRARIANS AND
ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS

  1. For faculty, librarians, and academic professionals, the following salary increases shall apply:
  2. Year Beginning:

    Across-the-Board

    Merit Pool

    Stimulus Bonus Payment

    July 1, 2008

    0%

    1%

     

    July 1, 2009

    2%

    1%

    .75% (see B below)

    July 1, 2010

    2%*

    1%

    .75% (see B below)

    July 1, 2011

    2%*

    1%

    .75% (see B below)

     

     

    *See Section C5 below

     

     

  3. Stimulus Bonus Payment
    1. If Temple receives federal State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (SFSF) as a public Institution of Higher Education during FY 2009 – 2010 at the level proposed in the Commonwealth’s application of May 19, 2009, and a direct Commonwealth appropriation (education and general) for FY 2009 – 2010 of not less than $164 million, then Temple shall pay on or before July 31, 2010, a three quarters of one percent (.75%) bonus to each member of the TAUP bargaining unit employed for that FY through the spring semester, prorated for any partial year of service.
    2. If Temple receives SFSF funds and a direct Commonwealth appropriation (education and general) at the above-stated levels or higher for FY 2010 – 2011, then Temple shall pay on or before July 31, 2011, a three quarters of one percent (.75%) bonus to each member of the TAUP bargaining unit employed for that FY through the spring semester, prorated for any partial year of service.
    3. These bonuses do not go into base pay.
    4. For FY 2011 – 2012 the “Stimulus Bonus Payment” is contingent upon Temple’s receipt of a minimum of $175 million for its FY 2011 – 2012 direct Commonwealth appropriation (education and general). Temple shall make the payment, subject to the condition, on or before July 31, 2012. It will be paid to each bargaining unit member employed for that fiscal year through the spring semester, prorated for any partial year of service.
    5. This bonus payment does not go into base pay.
  4. Faculty Merit Awards
    1. All faculty members in the bargaining unit shall be eligible for consideration for merit awards. Merit awards shall be given for recognition of exceptional performance of the duties and responsibilities set forth in Article 11 for tenured and tenure-track faculty and Article 15 for nontenure-track faculty of this agreement for promotion to the faculty member’s rank. Specifically, merit awards shall be given principally for outstanding performance in teaching/instruction and in research/scholarship/creative activity. Outstanding performance in service to the University, in service to the profession/discipline and in discipline-based community service may also be considered in making merit awards.
    2. The merit pool shall be divided into merit units. Each merit unit shall equal $600. Half units may be awarded after the first unit. Any fraction of a merit unit remaining in the pool shall be rounded up.
    3. Nominations for merit awards may be made by faculty members themselves, or colleagues, Chair, Deans, or Temple.
    4. Upon ratification, the Provost will develop guidelines regarding the annual reports for faculty within each school/college. Final guidelines will be distributed to all faculty members by May 1, 2010.
    5. Effective September 2010 and each year thereafter, each faculty member shall be expected to submit an annual report to his/her Department Chair by September 1 detailing the faculty member’s activities and achievements at Temple from the previous year. Each faculty member who submits an annual report using the format as established by the Office of the Provost shall be entitled to receive 0.25% to base salary taken from the across-the-board increase amount. A faculty member who fails to submit an annual report shall not be eligible for this 0.25% increase. The 0.25% increase shall be paid beginning in the September payroll and be retroactive to July 1.
    6. If an individual fails to file an annual report in a timely manner, that .25% shall be transferred to the merit pool. TAUP shall be notified of any such transfers.
    7. The commencement of the nominating process will be announced by Temple to all faculty members, Department Chairs, and Deans each year.
    8. Uniform written guidelines governing the process of nomination and criteria for recommending faculty for merit awards shall be distributed by Temple to all faculty, Department Chairs, and Deans.
    9. Each Dean shall consult with Department Chairpersons about the nomination of persons for merit salary increases.
    10. The Department Chair may consult with a departmental merit committee prior to making recommendations to the Dean regarding merit awards.
    11. When the Department Chair decides who is being recommended for merit, the chair shall inform those faculty members who have been recommended for merit, the reason for the recommendation and numbers of merit units recommended.
    12. The Dean shall also consult with a College- or School-wide merit advisory committee consisting of no more than ten members who shall be selected in equal numbers as follows: (a) up to five members appointed by the Dean from among those persons who shall have recently served on the College or School Promotion Committee, College or School Tenure Committee and/or University Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee and (b) an equal number elected by the College or School Assembly.
    13. After consulting with the chairpersons and the College or School wide merit committee, the Dean shall prepare a list of his/her recommendations for merit awards, the reasons for which the faculty is being recommended and number of merit units recommended for each person. Each faculty member recommended for merit by the Dean shall be notified of the Dean’s recommendation at the time it is forwarded to the Provost or other designated University officer. Faculty members who were recommended by the Department Chair, but not recommended by the Dean, shall receive a letter of notification.
    14. The list of faculty members proposed for merit awards and the amount of each merit award recommended shall be forwarded to the Provost or other designated University officer for review and final decision. Faculty who have been awarded merit awards shall be informed of the number of merit units and the reasons for which merit is being awarded by the Provost or other designated University officer no later than May 1. TAUP shall be provided a list of faculty receiving merit awards no later than May 1.
    15. Decisions on the awarding of merit pay by the Provost or other designated University officer shall not be subject to grievance or arbitration.
    16. Temple will meet with TAUP during FY2009-2010 to discuss improvements to the merit award system including criteria and processes for broadening eligibility for merit awards. Any changes to existing criteria and processes are subject to ratification by TAUP.
  5. Librarians
    1. All librarians in the bargaining unit shall be eligible for consideration for merit awards. Merit awards shall be given for recognition of exceptional performance of the duties and responsibilities set forth in Article 17 of this agreement. Specifically merit awards shall be given principally for (1) outstanding effectiveness of performance as a librarian; (2) significant continuing professional growth as demonstrated by scholarly activities such as continuing education, participation in professional activities, contributions to the profession, and publication of reports, articles or other works pertinent to university libraries and librarianship; and (3) effectiveness of service to the library and/or Temple.
    2. The merit pool shall be divided into merit units. Each merit unit shall equal $350. Half units may be awarded after the first unit. Any fraction of a merit unit remaining in the pool shall be rounded up.
    3. Nominations for merit awards may be made by librarians themselves, or colleagues, supervisors or Temple.
    4. The commencement of the nominating process shall be announced by Temple to all librarians and their supervisors.
    5. Uniform written guidelines governing the process of nomination and criteria for recommending librarians for merit awards shall be distributed by Temple to all librarians and their supervisors each year.
    6. The Dean of University Libraries or other designated head of the University Libraries shall also consult with a library-wide merit advisory committee consisting of no more than three (3) librarian members who shall be nominated by the Academic Assembly of Librarians and three (3) members who shall be appointed by the Dean or other designated head of the University Libraries.
    7. After consulting with the supervisors and the library-wide merit committee, the Dean or his/her designee shall prepare a list of his/her recommendations for merit awards, the reasons for which they are recommended, and the number of merit units for which each person is recommended. Each librarian recommended for merit by the Dean of University Libraries or his/her designee shall be notified of the recommendation at the time it is forwarded to the Provost or other designated University officer. Librarians who are not recommended for merit shall receive a letter of notification.
    8. The list of librarians proposed for merit awards and the amount of each merit award recommendation shall be forwarded to the Provost or other designated University officer for review and final decision. Librarians who have been awarded merit awards shall be informed of the number of merit units and the reasons for which merit is being awarded by the Provost or other designated University officer no later than May 1. TAUP shall be provided a list of librarians receiving merit awards no later than May 1.
    9. Decisions on the awarding of merit pay by the Provost or other designated University officer shall not be subject to grievance or arbitration.
  6. Academic Professionals
    1. All Academic Professionals in the bargaining unit shall be eligible for consideration for merit awards. Merit awards shall be given for recognition of exceptional performance of the duties and responsibilities set forth in Article 18 of this agreement. Specifically merit awards shall be given principally for (1) outstanding effectiveness of performance as an academic professional; (2) significant continuing professional growth as demonstrated by scholarly activities such as continuing education, participation in professional activities, contributions to the profession, and publication of reports, articles or other works pertinent to employment as an academic professional; and (3) effectiveness of service to the College or School and/or Temple.
    2. The merit pool shall be divided into merit units. Each merit unit shall equal $350. Half units may be awarded after the first unit. Any fraction of a merit unit remaining in the pool shall be rounded up.
    3. Nominations for merit awards may be made by academic professionals themselves or colleagues, department heads, Deans, or Directors or Temple.
    4. The commencement of the nominating process shall be announced by Temple to all academic professionals, and their department heads and/or supervisors.
    5. Uniform written guidelines governing the process of nomination and criteria for recommending academic professionals for merit awards shall be distributed by Temple to all academic professionals and their supervisors each year.
    6. The Dean, Director or other senior supervisor shall consult with the immediate supervisor about the nomination of persons for merit salary increases. After consulting with the supervisors, the Dean, Director or other senior supervisor shall prepare a list of his/her recommendations for merit awards, the reasons for which they are recommended, and the number of merit units for which each person is recommended. Each academic professional recommended for merit by the Dean or Director shall be notified of the recommendation at the time it is forwarded to the Provost or other designated University officer. Academic professionals who are not recommended for merit shall receive a letter of notification.
    7. The list of academic professionals proposed for merit awards and the amount of each merit award recommendation shall be forwarded to the Provost or other designated University officer for review and final decision. Academic professionals who have been awarded merit awards shall be informed of the number of merit units and the reasons for which merit is being awarded by the Provost or other designated University officer no later than May 1st. TAUP shall be provided a list of academic professionals receiving merit awards no later than May 1.
    8. Decisions on the awarding of merit pay by the Provost or other designated University officer shall not be subject to grievance or arbitration.
 
 

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