Article 24: Salary Schedules

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24.1 Salary Schedules. The "salary schedule" for each title listed in this Article is the appropriate schedule of annual salary rates in effect on the dates indicated. Employees will be placed laterally on the appropriate step of the schedule on the dates indicated.

24.2 Movement within Schedule. "Movement within Schedule" of a person covered by this Article is movement from one schedule step to the next higher step of this same schedule. Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement, Article XII of the Bylaws shall govern movement within schedule.

Except as otherwise noted in this Agreement, for HEO series employees, the movement within schedule shall take place on the January first or July first following completion of at least eleven (11) full months of service. For all other members of the Instructional Staff the movement within schedule shall take place on the January first of each succeeding year following completion of at least ten (10) full months of service.

(a) The last two steps on the salary schedules for employees in the titles Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor II, Lecturer, Lecturer Doctoral Schedule, Higher Education Officer, Higher Education Associate, Higher Education Assistant, Assistant to Higher Education Officer, and Assistant to Higher Education Officer II, in the Registrar title series, and in the CLT title series are an exception to the preceding paragraph. The penultimate step on the salary schedules for these employees, designated in the schedule by bold print and an asterisk, is known as the "five-year step." Employees in the titles listed above shall be eligible to receive the "five-year step" not later than upon completion of five years of service at the preceding step, known as the "last one year step." Following the "five-year step" in the salary schedules for employees in the titles listed above is the "seven-year step," designated in the salary schedules by bold print and two asterisks. Employees in the titles listed above shall be eligible to receive the "seven-year step" not later than upon completion of two years of service at the five year step.

In all cases, time served shall be counted in accordance with the established rules applicable to determining movement within schedule.

Lecturers who hold doctoral degrees from an accredited university in a field related to the discipline taught or the job duties performed by the Lecturer shall receive a differential. This differential is included in the salaries listed under the title "Lecturer Doctoral Schedule." Only employees whose titles were converted from Assistant to Business Manager to Assistant to Higher Education Officer II effective January 1, 1988 and tenured Instructors named in the side agreement dated December 22, 1987, as eligible for placement on the Instructor II salary schedule may be paid the rates set forth in this Article for the titles Assistant to Higher Education Officer II and Instructor II. No other employees may be paid on these salary schedules.

(b) An Adjunct in a teaching or non teaching title who on July 1, shall have served six semesters University-wide over a period of the preceding three years and who has not received a movement within schedule during that period shall receive a movement within schedule to the next higher dollar amount. For the purpose of this paragraph, a semester shall include summer session. Salary schedules for Non teaching Adjunct I V have been added to Article 24, which contains rates applicable to employees who are remunerated at a rate of 60% of the adjunct or hourly rate.

1. (i) Effective August 25, 2006, where an adjunct’s continuous appointments in a teaching or
non-teaching title are immediately followed by an appointment to a Substitute full-time position on the instructional staff with no break in service, and the period of Substitute service is immediately followed by continuous appointment to an adjunct teaching or non-teaching title with no break in service, the period of adjunct service immediately preceding the Substitute appointment will be added to the continuous adjunct service immediately following the Substitute service, as though there were no break in adjunct service, for the purposes of determining eligibility for a movement within schedule.

(ii) Effective the Fall 2008 semester, Substitute service immediately preceded by and immediately followed by adjunct service shall be counted as continuous adjunct service for the purpose of determining eligibility for movement within schedule. Substitute service in academic year 2007-2008 shall be considered qualifying toward this benefit.

2. The college shall notify each adjunct instructional staff member of his/her title and hourly rate of pay in his/her appointment letter. If the adjunct instructional staff member believes that the hourly rate of pay is incorrect, he/she will so notify the college’s Office of Human Resources. If the adjunct notifies the college’s Office of Human Resources within 30 days of the first day of the semester, any adjustment in the hourly rate of pay will be made retroactive to the first day of the semester.

24.3 The following provisions of the Agreement provide for the application of the salary schedule changes and salary increases for the period September 20, 2007 through October 19, 2010:

(a) 1. Effective September 20, 2007, October 6, 2008, and October 20, 2009, each employee shall move to the step of the salary schedule paralleling the step on which the employee was being paid on the day preceding implementation of the appropriate salary schedule.

2. Retroactive pay will be paid to employees for such time as they were in active pay status during the periods specified in this paragraph, as follows:

(i) For the period September 20, 2007, to the date upon which the new salary schedules are implemented, employees will receive retroactive salary on the September 19, 2007 salary rate equal to 3.15% per annum.

(ii) For the period October 6, 2008, to the date upon which the new salary schedules are implemented, employees will receive retroactive salary on the October 5, 2008 salary rate, as increased pursuant to Article 24.3 (a) (2) (i), equal to 4% per annum.

(iii) In calculating the retroactive pay provided for in Article 24.3 (a) (2) (i) and (ii), the January 1 and July 1 step increases that employees may have received will be adjusted by the appropriate percentage increases.

3. Effective March 19, 2010, each employee in the Lecturer title shall move to the step of the salary schedule paralleling the step on which the employee was being paid on the day preceding implementation of the March 19, 2010 salary schedule.

(b) 1. The salary of each employee who is in a title for which there is no step schedule and who was in active pay status on September 19, 2007 shall be paid at a salary rate which is 3.15% more than the September 19, 2007 rate during the period September 20, 2007, through October 5, 2008.

2. The salary rate of each employee who is in a title for which there is no step schedule and who was in active pay status on October 5, 2008, shall be paid at a salary rate which is 4% more than the October 5, 2008 rate during the period October 6, 2008, through October 19, 2009.

3. The salary rate of each employee who is in a title for which there is no step schedule and who was in active pay status on October 19, 2009, shall be paid at a salary rate which is 3% more than the October 19, 2009 salary rate during the period October 20, 2009, through October 19, 2010.

4. Effective October 20, 2009, an additional increase of 3.1% compounded on the October 6, 2008 rate shall be applied to the top step of the salary schedules of all annual titles with salary steps.

5. Effective October 20, 2009, an additional increase of 1.04% compounded on the October 6, 2008 rate shall be applied to all incumbent employees in annual titles with salary ranges and all incumbent employees in Adjunct titles in the Law School who were in active pay status on October 19, 2009.

6. Effective October 20, 2009, an additional increase of 5.75% compounded on the October 6, 2008 rate shall be applied to the top step of the salary schedules of the following non-full-time titles:

Adjunct Lecturer
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct College Laboratory Technician
Adjunct Senior College Laboratory Technician
Adjunct Chief College Laboratory Technician
Non-Teaching Adjunct (I-V)

24.4 Summer Salaries for Department Chairpersons

(a) Effective Summer 2004 and every summer thereafter, Department Chairpersons shall be compensated according to the following formula for any and all hours of work performed as Department Chairpersons during their annual leave period: (annual salary divided by 9) multiplied by (number of hours worked divided by 120 hours).

(b) Discussions between the Department Chairperson and the President or the President’s designee regarding the number of hours and the amount of work the college is prepared to compensate, if any, will be concluded by April 30 of each year.

(c) Department Chairpersons who were compensated for Department Chairperson work during Summer 2003 will be paid the difference between the amounts already received and the pro rata amount of their annual salary for such work performed as Department Chairpersons during Summer 2003. The formula for calculating the amount of money to be paid such Department Chairpersons is: (annual salary divided by 9) multiplied by (number of hours worked divided by 120 hours) minus (the amount of money already paid for work performed as Chairpersons during Summer 2003).

(d) This provision shall not affect existing agreed-upon practices concerning coverage of the Department Chairperson’s duties when he/she is unavailable to perform them. Under such circumstances, coverage shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (a) above.

(e) All other provisions in the Collective Bargaining Agreement regarding annual leave and Department Chairpersons shall remain in full force and effect.

24.5 Hunter College Campus Schools.

(a) The provisions of Section 6216 of the New York State Education Law relating to salaries of persons employed in the Hunter College Campus Schools shall be applicable.

(b) The Hunter College Campus Schools may hire persons to teach on an hourly basis when full time teaching service is not warranted. Hourly service may be required for instruction in highly specialized areas or when there is a shortage of regularly licensed teachers in particular licensed areas. Hourly teachers shall be hired for not more than three contact hours per day. A contact hour shall be not less than 45 minutes for purposes of this Article. The hourly rate is .13 of the daily rate. The daily rate is 1/180 of the annual salary rate based upon the Board of Education's salary schedule, C1 through C2 + PD, up to the maximum step, 4A.

Incumbent half time employees as of September, 1987, shall retain a fractional salary rate for the duration of their employment as long as such employment is continuous.

(c) Incumbents in the title Assistant Teacher as of August 31, 1990 shall be paid in accordance with the salary schedule established effective November 1, 1990. Incumbents in this title will be eligible to receive a movement within schedule on January 1, 1995 and the January first of each succeeding year following completion of at least ten (10) full months of service. The salary rates are set forth in the schedule in Article 24.

24.6 Salary Schedules Click here for the pdf.

24.7 Assigned Overtime Rates

(a) Counseling

Members of the non classroom staff engaged in professional psychological counseling assignments shall be remunerated in accordance with the appropriate adjunct or hourly rate.

All other non classroom staff engaged in counseling assignments shall be remunerated at the rate of 60 percent of the appropriate adjunct or hourly rate.

(b) Professional Library Staff

Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Instructors shall be remunerated in accordance with the appropriate schedule and in accordance with the stated guidelines at the rate of 60 percent of that schedule.

(c) Professional Registrar Staff

Associate Registrars and Assistant Registrars shall be remunerated in accordance with the appropriate schedule and in accordance with the stated guidelines at the rate of 60 percent of that schedule.

Associate Registrars who are reclassified to the title Higher Education Assistant or Assistant Registrars who are reclassified to the title Assistant to Higher Education Officer or appointed to the title Higher Education Assistant, while continuing to perform registrarial duties, shall continue to be remunerated in accordance with the foregoing paragraph and the practices in effect at the college of employment.

Both parties agree that the work required from these staffs during the registration period is an integral part of the total job. Thus, every effort shall be made to minimize compensable time for this group during registration periods. Necessary coverage is to be achieved through work schedule changes.

(d) Professional Business Management Staff

An employee who was converted from an Assistant Business Manager or Assistant to Business Manager title effective January 1, 1988, to a HEO series title and remains in the converted HEO series title performing the same duties performed in the former Business Manager series title shall be remunerated in accordance with the schedule and in accordance with the stated guidelines at the rate of 60 percent of that schedule.

Both parties agree that the work required from these staffs during peak periods, such as registration, budget preparation, etc., is an integral part of the total job. Thus, every effort shall be made to minimize compensable time for this group during these peak periods. Necessary coverage is to be achieved through work schedule changes.

(e) College Laboratory Technicians

College Laboratory Technicians shall be remunerated for work performed in special sessions (evening, summer evening) beyond their normal assignments at an hourly rate in accordance with the newly established schedules.

24.8 CLT Series/Assistant to HEO Differentials for Advanced Degrees

(a) Effective March 19, 2010, College Laboratory Technicians, Senior College Laboratory Technicians, Chief College Laboratory Technicians, and Assistants to Higher Education Officer who hold a master’s degree from an accredited university in a field related to their job duties shall receive a $1,000 annual salary differential.

(b) Effective March 19, 2010, College Laboratory Technicians, Senior College Laboratory Technicians, Chief College Laboratory Technicians, and Assistants to Higher Education Officer who hold a doctoral degree from an accredited university in a field related to their job duties shall receive a $2,500 annual salary differential.

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