Summer Salary 2016

April 18, 2016

By Pamela Peterson, AVC Academic Personnel 

DEAN KAMIENIECKI, Social Sciences Division
DEAN KOCH, Physical & Biological Sciences Division
INTERIM DEAN KONOPELSKI, Jack Baskin School of Engineering
DEAN STOVALL, Humanities Division

Dear Colleagues:

Re:  Summer Salary 2016

In accordance with University policy, eligible faculty may receive additional compensation for work performed during the coming summer months. The compensable summer service dates for 2016 will be Thursday, June 30, through Friday, September 16. Summer salary is paid on a monthly basis using the 1/9th monthly rate over the pay periods July 1 through September 30 (paycheck dates August 1, September 1, and September 30). 

In order to receive a full three ninths, the entire 57-day service period must be worked. However, for 2016, the July 1 effective pay rate can be used on all summer salary payments made during the summer pay period (July 1- September 30), even though one service day falls in June.

Eligible faculty are those appointed on an academic-year basis to the title series Professor, Acting Professor, Adjunct Professor, Visiting Professor, or Lecturer with Security of Employment.

Summer compensation from all sources, including Summer Session teaching and participation in summer outreach programs, may not exceed 3/9ths of the annual base salary in effect July 1.

Fiscal-year faculty in the above title series, astronomers, and faculty administrators may receive up to one month additional compensation for work performed, with compensation not to exceed 1/11th or 1/12th, per policy, of annual base salary in a single fiscal year. Dates of work are not limited to the summer salary period and a corresponding number of accrued vacation days must be forfeited.

Summer salary supported by extramural funds is limited in each case by the terms of the supporting contract or grant and in accordance with granting agency policy. Employing units and principal investigators bear responsibility for determining that the proposed summer employment is in compliance with contract or grant terms and that appropriate approvals are secured in advance of service. 

Faculty who work on federal grants or contracts may be subject to compensation limits that are imposed by granting agencies. If applicable, these salary caps supersede University regulations. For example, see for salary cap information applicable to National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards.

Summer salary is subject to a mandatory 3.5% pretax employee contribution to the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP) and a 3.5% matching employer contribution from the extramural award or other fund source.

Please route this information to the appropriate individuals in your division. Questions or comments should be directed to Cecilia De La Garza in the Academic Personnel Office at extension 9-3891 or


                                                                                    Pamela G. Peterson
                                                                                    Assistant Vice Chancellor
                                                                                    Academic Personnel

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