FREQUENTLY ASKED URIPSA QUESTIONS
What are the salary increase options
for PSA Members?
- Across the board negotiated annual salary
- Step or multiple step increases due to
increased work load (PSA
- Acting/Interim appointments
to a PSA position of a higher classification
entitle members to either a 10% increase or the base rate of
the higher grade, whichever is greater.
- Promotion to a higher
classification PSA position:
- a. If the position was posted the salary
increase may not be less than 5% or exceed the maximum of the
higher pay grade (negotiable up to step 8).
- b. If the position was not posted the
salary increase shall be either the base rate of the higher classification
or 10% above his/her base rate, whichever is greater.
- Note: PSA members in
Non-PSA Interim Appointments do not pay dues.
- Members supported in whole or on federal
or other grant funds (ledger 3 (Dean's overhead) ledger 5, or
ledger 6 or any combination of the same) may receive a one step
increase upon recommendation of the supervisor who is the Principal
Investigator of the grant as a reward for high quality performance
where funding within the grant would permit. (PSA
- Upgrade Appeals under Article XVI of the PSA Contract. "Any
employee who claims his/her job description has been changed,
or that he/she has undertaken additional job responsibilities,
or that his/her job situation is unique so as to constitute an
inequity with respect to the member's present grade classification
shall have the right to appeal for a grade change" Retroactive
to date of request with salary increase of at least 10% or base
rate of higher classification.
- Management initiated upgrade reclassifications.
- [For consultation on
Upgrade/Reclassification contact Karen Byron, Executive Director,
at the PSA Office, 300 Roosevelt Hall, 300 Roosevelt Hall, Tel:
(401) 874-2295, Fax: (401) 874-2720, E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org 4-2295
How much vacation time can be carried
over from December 31st to the next year?
- Members with less than three years service
receive 15 days with 30 days carryover allowed.
- Members with more than three years receive
22 days with 44 days carryover allowed.
- Members with statutory status receive
27 days with 54 days carryover allowed.
- All academic year members who have not reached 20 years service receive
11 days vacation upfront and are allowed to carryover up to 11
days of unused vacation at the start of the academic year for
a maximum of 22 days vacation with maximum carryover. Twenty
year status members receive 15 days vacation upfront with a maximum
carryover of 11 days for a maximum of 26 days vacation with maximum
- The deadline for carryover of vacation
time is December 31st each year.
Extending the Deadline: Members who are unable to expend hours over the
maximum allowable carryover may avoid losing hours by calling
Anne Marie Coleman's office at 874-2424 to petition an extension
of the deadline.
- New members in their first year are prohibited from using vacation time during
the first six months of employment. If an Academic year employee
is unable to discharge time due to hiring date, an exception
to the carryover rule may be granted.