FY14/15 Salary Setting

The SAP salary setting tool will open on Monday, April 28th and will be available to all CAMC departments until Friday, May 30th. Subsequently, performance ratings and salary recommendations will be forwarded to the Executive Vice President for review and approval. We will notify departments after approval is received so that pay increases can be communicated to employees.

Step by step instructions for using the salary setting tool are available on the SAP website.

General Guidelines

Based on the performance evaluations of each employee, departments generally have flexibility to provide salary increases within an overall salary pool of 2.5% as follows:

Needs Improvement1
1.0% - 2.5%
2.5% or greater

1 This category may also apply to those who are new to Duke or to a position within Duke or to those who have new or expanded duties
2 2.5% or greater on individual positions while adhering to the 2.5% overall salary pool

Any pay increase that exceeds 5% will be flagged for review by Dr. Trask. Staff employed for at least 90 days but less than 6 months will be eligible for one half of the eligible full increase, based on the merit increase guidelines above. Employees hired after April 1st are not eligible for an increase.

Please ensure pool dollars are allocated appropriately and that a corresponding performance rating is assigned to all exempt and non-exempt employees. Please reference the enclosed document from Human Resources “Performance Evaluation and Merit Increase Guidelines” for additional information regarding increase guidelines.

For units that have an employee for which the salary is determined by Dr. Trask, please set their new salary equal to the current salary and approve to the management center level along with the rest of your completed salary requests. We will enter the new salary into the salary setting tool as soon as it is communicated from Dr. Trask. We will send confirmation once this transaction has taken place. Thereafter, you can view the new salary in the Salary Setting tool and print reports as necessary.

To help expedite the review/approval process, please notify me at keba.bolden at duke.edu  after you have approved your salaries to the management center level (approval status 3). Also, please use the text feature in the salary setting tool to explain any exceptional pay increases/decreases for any one person. We will incorporate all such explanations with the exceptional salary requests when they are forwarded to Dr. Trask.

Changes resulting from new hires, transfers, etc. may be necessary between May 30th and July 1st. Therefore, please remember that the salary setting tool is real-time and pay/personnel changes are incorporated as they occur. Please continue to review your salaries for accuracy even after they are routed for approval. If upon review, you notice an update is necessary, please contact me and I will make the change in the salary setting tool.

Rates from the salary setting tool will be loaded to payroll on June 27th (with an effective date of 7/1). Therefore, the rate in salary setting will override any iForm rate change transaction with an effective date of 7/1 that is initiated prior to June 27th.  Salary setting is the appropriate tool for processing 7/1 pay increases, therefore, please do not submit an iForm that is intended to over-ride Salary Setting before June 28th.  During the salary setting process window (April 28th – June 27th), iForms should only be used to process salary changes that fall outside the normal 7/1 pay increase cycle. If an iForm needs to be processed to change a rate effective 7/1, you must process the iForm as follows:

For biweekly employees: Between 6/28 and 7/9, by 5pm
For monthly employees: Between 6/28 and 7/15, by 5pm

Local 77 and Local 1328 bargaining units are currently in negotiations. July 1 rates for impacted employees will be updated by Payroll; however, new rates may not be available for publication in the salary setting tool. All adjustments for longevity will require an iForm submission after June 28th.