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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

From the Vice President for Finance and Management

Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

2022 UUP Discretionary Award Process

Under the terms of the 2016–2022 UUP contract, 2022 discretionary awards will be additions to base salaries rather than one-time lump-sum payments.

The contract provides for a pool equal to 1 percent of the total basic annual salaries of UUP employees as of June 30, 2022. One half of that pool will be available for discretionary awards, and one half is to be used to address salary equity, compression, and inversion.

Discretionary salary increases will appear in paychecks dated December 21, 2022. For the portion of the 1 percent pool that is to be distributed at the discretion of the president, the campus will follow guidelines used for past discretionary awards. For the portion of the 1 percent pool that is to be distributed to address salary equity, compression, and inversion, the campus will continue to follow State, SUNY, and UUP guidelines and methodology.

The following documents are available on the Human Resource Management website:

Please note that eligible employees may self-nominate for a discretionary award by completing a Nomination Form and submitting it to their department chair, director, associate vice president, or other direct supervisor by September 28, 2022. Self-nominations and nominations initiated by supervisors and department heads will continue to be forwarded through all appropriate approval levels. Please refer to the process outline for eligibility requirements.

Employees will not be notified of the recommendation at each level. There will be an opportunity to appeal after the president has made her decisions and sent out letters to employees informing them of their awards. Award letters will be sent on November 2, 2022. A brief period to submit appeals will follow the distribution of award letters.

Please contact Jamie Warnes, interim associate vice president of human resource management, with questions.