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3.5. Salaries and Salary Administration


3.5.1 Initial Appointment

3.5.2 Continuing Appointments

3.5.2.1 Salary Adjustments for Degrees

3.5.2.2 Equity Adjustments

3.5.3 Salary Administration and the Salary Pool

3.5.4 Salary and Pay Day

3.5.5 Summer Teaching

For the purposes of this Manual, “salary” means the dollar amount specified on appointments of employment. The President is responsible for approving the salaries and salary adjustments and increases as determined by the appropriate Vice President and based upon recommendations of appropriate supervisors.

3.5.1 Initial Appointment

Salaries for administrative staff in their initial year of appointment shall be determined in accordance with Board of Supervisors guidelines. Unclassified personnel whose employment is being changed from a nine–month to a twelve–month basis may be offered a salary consistent with similar positions at the institution or at similar Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) institutions. Any employee whose status changes from a twelve–month to a nine–month salary basis shall be offered a salary consistent with similar positions at the institution, at similar SREB institutions, or as approved by the Board. This policy applies to administrative position changes only.

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3.5.2 Continuing Appointments

Salaries for administrative staff in other than their initial year of appointment shall be determined by the President in accordance with the following guidelines:

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3.5.2.1 Salary Adjustments for Degrees

Nicholls State University encourages unclassified, non–faculty employees to better themselves educationally. Besides the providing of educational leave and tuition exemptions, this encouragement also extends to salary adjustments. As of the adoption of this Manual the following policy shall apply regarding salary adjustments for degrees:

  • Baccalaureate degree: $500
  • Master’s Degree in a supervisor–approved, job–related field: $1000
  • Terminal degree (other than a Ph.D.) in a supervisor–approved, job–related field: $1000
  • Ph.D. in a supervisor–approved, job–related field: $1000

These salary adjustments become a part of the employee’s base pay in subsequent years. These adjustments will be made on the next contract following the date of the completion of the degree; it is the responsibility of the employee to provide documentation to this effect.

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3.5.2.2 Equity Adjustments

Based upon recommendations from the appropriate supervisors and in consideration of the availability of funds, the President may authorize salary adjustments for continuing staff members whose salaries are demonstrably below average salaries as identified in reports such as those by SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) and other agencies, and/or comparisons with Board of Supervisors peer institutions and/or analysis of the staffing pattern of a department or college. Equity adjustments become a part of the base for subsequent years of employment.

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3.5.3 Salary Administration and the Salary Pool

Procedures for salary administration shall be developed in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Dollars available for salary adjustments and increases as allocated by the State of Louisiana shall constitute the “salary pool.”
  • The percentages of the pool to be identified for staff salary increases and the methods of distributing those increases to the administrative divisions shall be determined by the President’s Cabinet who will give consideration to recommendation by appropriate staff committees.

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3.5.4 Salary and Pay Day

Staff employees are generally paid on a bi–weekly basis.

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3.5.5 Summer Teaching

The use of academically qualified administrative staff for summer school is contingent upon requirements of the academic departments of the University.

Administrative personnel who earned rank or tenure as faculty members at Nicholls State University may not be dismissed from faculty employment at the university except in accordance with Board of Supervisors policies regarding dismissal and tenure.

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