Salary Program Guidelines for
APC (Unit 4) Employees


Long-Term Satisfactory Service Bonus



Historical Summary By Fiscal Year
Fiscal
Year
Amount Payment
Date
Earnings ID CMS Earnings ID
2000/01 - Present 5.0% Following Employee's Anni Milestone GR BN6

General Information

  • The LTSS bonus is a lump sum award, payable to employees who meet established service and performance criteria. Eligible employees receive a 5.00% lump sum bonus.


  • In order to be eligible for a LTSS bonus, service and performance conditions must be satisfied, as outlined below. If either of these conditions is not met, the employee will not be eligible for the LTSS bonus. Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • If an employee is in a temporary assignment outside the bargaining unit at the time they reach one of the anniversary milestones, the employee will receive the LTSS bonus the next full month the employee is in a Unit 4 position, but the month of the anniversary milestone will not be changed.

  • The time spent in a temporary assignment outside the bargaining unit on the same campus will count towards service for the next LTSS Bonus.

  • When calculating the LTSS Bonus for 10/12 and 11/12 employees, the monthly salary rate must be multiplied by 12 even though the employee only works 10 or 11 months.
  • LTSS Bonus Service Requirements:

    • To meet service requirements, the employee must complete a 5-year anniversary of continuous employment, beginning on the 10th anniversary or reached have reached a five-year increment anniversary milestone (e.g., 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th) during the 12-month period beginning July 1 of the appropriate fiscal year. For example, if between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006, an employee has 15 years of continuous employment and has 15 years of qualified service, he/she would be eligible for the LTSS bonus in 2005/06. An employee with 16 years of continuous employment but only 15 years of qualified service (perhaps due to an unpaid leave of absence) would also be eligible for this bonus.


    • Qualified Month of Service
      Permanent, probationary and temporary employees: For purposes of determining LTSS bonus service eligibility, a qualified month of service constitutes 11 or more days in pay status (or one-half of the number of academic workdays in the pay period for academic year classifications), regardless of the number of hours of work each day.

      Intermittent employees: For purposes of determining LTSS bonus service eligibility, a qualified month of service constitutes any month in which an intermittent employee worked at least 42 hours. Any month in which an employee has an intermittent appointment but does not work 42 hours will not be counted as a qualifying month of service, but will not constitute a break in service.


    • Consecutive Months of Qualified Service is continuous service at the campus. A year of continuous service on the campus means 12 consecutive qualified months. Service can be in another bargaining unit as long as the employee was in Unit 4 at the time of his/her anniversary milestone. One year of service is defined as follows:


      1. 10-month employees (including those on a 10/12 pay plan schedule) - completion of 10 months of qualifying service in 10 or 12 pay periods, as appropriate;


      2. 11-month employees (on an 11/12 pay plan schedule) - completion of 11 consecutive months of qualifying service in 12 pay periods;


      3. 12 month employees - completion of 12 months of qualifying service in 12 pay periods;


      4. Academic Year employee - completion of 1 full academic year of qualifying service.


    • Break in Service
      Any month in which the employee does not have an intermittent, temporary, probationary or permanent appointment will constitute a break in service.


    • Leaves of Absence and Qualified Service: Per Article 22, "family care or medical leave shall not constitute a break in service for the purposes of length of service and/or seniority…" This includes Family Medical Leave (FML) that runs concurrently with NDI. FML unpaid leaves of absence also count as qualifying service. Other unpaid leaves of absence (the employee is not in "active" pay status) do not count as qualifying service. Note that being placed on an unpaid leave will not forfeit the qualified service an employee may have already attained prior to the unpaid leave of absence.


    • CIRS Compendium Report G94 (Campus Detail, Bonus/Stipend) is available for campus reference, and will be updated monthly, to assist campuses in identifying eligible employees based on service. This report will contain relevant employment history transactions for Unit 4 employees with a minimum of 10 years of service. Please note that the 10 years of service do not take into consideration any non-qualified months, breaks in service and leaves. Campuses will need to carefully review transactions to determine months and years of qualified service.

    LTSS Bonus Performance Requirements:

    • During the five year period of campus employment immediately preceding the employee's appropriate 5th year anniversary, the employee must not have received a performance evaluation with an overall rating below satisfactory or equivalent.


    • If the campus does not have an overall performance rating for the employee or if an employee did not receive a performance evaluation, the employee is deemed to have met the performance criteria for this program.

    LTSS Bonus Calculation Instructions:

    • For 12 month, 10/12, 11/12, and AY employees, the bonus amount is equal to five percent (5%) of the employee's monthly salary rate (exclusive of overtime and other premium payments) as of the employee's 5th year anniversary milestone, multiplied by 12, and expressed as a percentage of the employee's previous calendar year gross earnings (W-2 related earnings).
    • Example:
      A Student Service Professional II-12 Month (class 3082) attains his/her 10th year anniversary in March 2006. In that pay period, the employee's base monthly salary is $3,825. The employee's gross earnings were reported at $43,560 for calendar year 2005.

      Bonus Amount = $3,825 x 5% = $191.25 x 12 = $2,295
      Expressed As: 5.26% ($2,295 / $43,560)

    • Eligible employees on a 10 month pay plan receive an appropriate pro-rata amount by taking the employee's monthly salary rate (exclusive of overtime and other premium payments) as of the employee's 5th year anniversary milestone multiplied by 10. This amount is expressed as a percentage of the employee's previous calendar year gross earnings.
    • Example: A Student Service Professional I-10 Month (class 3078, Range A) attains his/her 10th year anniversary in March 2006. In that pay period, the employee's base monthly salary is $2,824. The employee's gross earnings were reported at $29,840 (some of which was attributed to overtime) for calendar year 2005.

      Bonus Amount = $2,824 x 5% = $141.20 x 10 = $1,412
      Expressed As: 4.73% ($1412 / $29,840)

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