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Policy VII-9.17-GC

UMGC Policy on Salary Increments for Advanced Degrees for Staff And Faculty Employees

(Approved by UMGC President on July 1, 2017)

  1. Purpose and Applicability

    University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to the professional and educational development of its faculty and staff members. The purpose of the Salary Increments for Advanced Degrees Policy is to outline when faculty and staff members are eligible for a salary increase based upon completion of an advanced degree. This Policy applies to Exempt, Nonexempt, and Overseas Staff employees on Regular, Contingent II, and Contingent III status and Collegiate and Collegiate Traveling Faculty. Nonexempt Staff employees who are included in the representation of the collective bargaining unit are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and applicable UMGC Human Resources Policies; where there is a conflict between the two, the MOU shall prevail.

  2. Policy

    1. Employees shall be awarded an increase of one-thousand dollars ($1000) to their base annual salary upon completion of:

      1. The first Bachelor's degree;

      2. The first Master's degree; and/or

      3. The first Doctorate degree.

    2. Employee must be employed at UMGC at the time the qualifying degree was conferred.

    3. The salary increase stipulated in this Policy applies to degrees awarded on April 8, 2006 or thereafter.

    4. The degree must be awarded by a regionally accredited or equivalent institution.

    5. The Employee shall submit the Education Increase Request and official transcript or other institution specific official document which indicates the specific degree and the date the degree was awarded to the Office of Human Resources.

    6. The salary increase will become effective the first pay period after the Office of Human Resources receives and approves the required documentation.

Implementation Procedures

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.

Replacement for: 

  • UMGC 420.60: Salary Increments for Advanced Degrees

  • UMGC OS 11.10: Policy on Salary Increases for Additional Education