(Approved by USM BOR on April 21, 2017; UMGC President on July 1, 2017)
Purpose and Applicability
This policy governs the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) Pay Program and Pay Administration for positions in the Exempt group and applies to all Exempt and Overseas Staff employees of UMGC.
Principles of the Pay Program
UMGC shall compensate employees according to the following principles:
Market Based: Pay Ranges and structures shall be appropriately competitive within UMGC's employment market.
Internal Job Value: Assignment of jobs to Pay Ranges shall reflect the relative value of jobs within UMGC.
Individual Pay: The UMGC Pay Program is based on the philosophy of pay for performance. Thus, employees shall be paid according to their performance, job value and their contribution to UMGC's mission
Pay Program Design
UMGC is responsible for design and administration of the UMGC Pay Program for Exempt and Overseas positions consistent with the principles delineated in Section II above. Any substantive changes to this program shall be submitted to the Board of Regents for informational purposes and to the Chancellor for approval every two (2) years. Subjects to be addressed in the Pay Program may include, but are not limited to:
Pay Program Philosophy
Establishment of Positions
Determination of Salary for Exempt and Overseas Positions
Salary Upon Entrance into UMGC Service
Salary Upon Transfer or Reclassification (Promotion, Lateral, or Demotion)
Change in Duties/Reclassification
Salary Upon Reinstatement
Salary Upon Re-Employment
Priority for Processing Simultaneous Pay Transactions
Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)
Merit Pay for Performance-Based Salary Increases
Variable Compensation as Permitted by Law
Non-Cumulative Cash Bonuses
Salary Structure Adjustments According to Job Market
Salary Structure Adjustments Due to COLA
Within-Range Salary Adjustments
Salaries Exceeding the Maximum of the Pay Range
The UMGC President has designated the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to administer this policy; to develop procedures as necessary to implement this policy; to communicate this policy to the UMGC community; and to post the policy and any applicable procedures on the UMGC website.
USM BOR VII-9.11: Policy on Pay Administration for Exempt Positions
UMGC OS 11.00: Policy on Salary Increases