Appendix O: HEO Discretionary Assignment Differential Pilot Program

The pilot program will be effective January 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023, and the supplementary funding differentials to be awarded in accordance with Article 22.5 will be provided as follows:

Effective January 1, 2020 $ 71,946
Effective July 1, 2020 $143,893
Effective July 1, 2021 $143,893
Effective July 1, 2022 $143,893

Funds available January 1, 2020, shall be apportioned to each college on February 1, 2020, based upon the number of Assistant to HEOs, HEO Assistants and HEO Associates who have completed one or more years of service at the top salary step of their respective salary schedule as of October 1, 2019. Each subsequent apportionment shall be based on the number of eligible employees on the July 1st that the funds are available, which funds shall be apportioned to the colleges on the following dates:

August 1, 2020
August 1, 2021
August 1, 2022

It is understood that the decision as to how many, if any, assignment differentials to award in any year remains discretionary with the colleges. The colleges will track the number of differentials awarded, and the University will report annually to the PSC on the amounts of reimbursements awarded to each college and the number of differentials awarded by each college. Prior to February 1, 2023, the parties will meet to discuss continuation of the pilot and/or the use of any remaining funds.