Fiscal Year 2022-23 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 2022-23. These guidelines are applicable to all staff employees and all funding sources.
Mass Salary Update
Consistent with the budget planning assumptions approved by the Board of Regents, departments should determine staff salary increases based on the following guidelines:
- Effective April 1, 3% base salary increases to all regular staff employees who were hired prior to January 1, 2022. These increases will be processed automatically by Human Resources, and no action is required from departments.
- Effective July 1, an additional, average 4% base salary increase for eligible regular staff employees:
- All eligible employees must receive a minimum of a 2% increase.
- Increases above 2%, but not to exceed 4%, may be provided at department discretion.
- Increases above 4% may be given on a limited basis to address equity, performance, retention, or salary compression, or to address the impact to employees whose salary increase results in a change in contribution percentage for health benefits. These increases are subject to EVP/SrVP approval and contingent on sufficient internal funding.
- Requests for increases above 4% should follow the specific request process for each EVP/SrVP area:
- Requests for increases above 4% are due no later than April 15, 2022.
- Deans and Vice Presidents should endeavor to provide an overall average increase of 4% across their level 3 organization. EVP/SrVP areas will work with colleges and divisions to ensure appropriate overall increase levels university wide.
- Because all increases above 4% require EVP approval, there will not be an exceptions/out of guidelines process for FY23.
- Departments should not inform employees of salary increases until approval has been received from the appropriate EVP/SrVP. These approvals will be communicated no later than May 31, 2022.
- To be eligible for July 1 increases, staff must meet the criteria below:
- Employees must have been hired prior to January 1, 2022 and will have completed their probation period prior to July 1, 2022.
- Employees must not have received a “Not Successful” overall Job Responsibilities or overall Goal ratings on their 2021 Performance Evaluation.
- Note that the July 1 increase is in addition to the 3% salary increase that is being automatically applied to eligible employees effective April 1.
- Increase requests for staff who do not meet these eligibility requirements are subject to approval by the appropriate EVP/SrVP.
- 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 Academic Personnel (Faculty@unm.edu) or the HSC Faculty Contracts Office (HSC-HSCFCO@salud.unm.edu).
$15 Staff Minimum Wage and Updated Staff Salary Structure
As part of the salary increase process, the minimum hourly wage for staff employees is increasing to $15 on July 1st. The $15 minimum wage requirement is applied after the salary increases outlined above (i.e., staff whose hourly rate is less than $15 after their July 1 salary increase will be further increased to $15 per hour).
To accommodate this change, HR anticipates adjusting the staff salary structure effective July 1, 2022. As part of the salary increase process, departments should provide the necessary increases to ensure employees are paid at least the new minimum wage and the new minimum rate for their grade as reflected in the staff salary structure. The proposed July 1, 2022 salary structure will be published on HR’s website at https://hr.unm.edu/unm-staff-salary-structure no later than April 1, 2022.
Bargaining Unit Staff Negotiated 3% Increase effective April 1, 2022
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.
Bargaining Unit Staff Negotiated Increase FY23 effective July 1, 2022