Fiscal Year 2021-22 Staff Mass Salary Update Guidelines
To assist departments in preparing their annual operating budgets, UNM administration is releasing the following guidelines for staff compensation increases for Fiscal Year 2021-22:
Mass Salary Update
Consistent with the salary increase approved by the UNM Board of Regents, departments should plan for a 1.5% salary increase for regular staff employees meeting the criteria below:
- Employees must have been hired prior to January 1, 2021 and have completed their probationary period prior to July 1, 2021.
- Employees must have obtained “Successful” overall ratings for both job responsibilities and goals on their annual 2020 Performance Evaluation.
- Salary increases for bargaining unit employees are subject to the applicable collective bargaining unit agreement.
Questions regarding Faculty increases should be directed to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Services (Faculty@unm.edu) or the HSC Faculty Contracts Office (HSC-HSCFCO@salud.unm.edu).
Additional Salary Increase Requests
On a limited basis, departments will be permitted to request salary increases between 1.6% and 3% and will be allowed for equity, exceptional performance, and to support retention efforts, contingent on available department funding. The specific processes, guidelines, and approvals have been established by the appropriate President/EVP/SrVP. Please refer to the links below for detailed guidelines for each area.
In addition, requests for increases between 3.1% and 5% will be considered as Out-of-Guidelines Exceptions. Exceptions should be rare and are strictly reserved for exceptional circumstances, contingent on available department funding and direct approval by the President/EVP/SrVP. Please refer to the links below for specific criteria and request processes for each area.
Increases greater than 5% will not be allowed.
Departments requesting salary increases greater than 1.5% should refer to the specific guidelines and request process for their respective area:
Bargaining Unit Employees
The above guidelines pertain to non-union staff employees. Increases for employees in union-represented titles will be stipulated via an agreement between the University and the respective bargaining unit. Salary increase guidelines for these employees will be posted here as these agreements are finalized.