Supplemental Pay

The University may supplement an employee's pay when higher level work than the employee’s current grade is temporarily assumed or the employee temporarily back fills a vacant position requiring significant additional hours.

For an employee to receive a pay supplement, the following criteria must be met:

  • The assignment duration is a minimum of one month and not longer than one year
  • The department head requesting the additional assignment confirms that the assignment results from either an additional need for a service or function, or it results from circumstances such as the prolonged absence of another staff member or a vacancy in the department

Pay Supplement Amounts

Pay supplements typically range from 5% to 15% of the incumbent’s base salary.  The percentage should be based on the level and type of work and the additional time required to do the work.

Pay Supplement Process

Pay supplements are recommended by the employee's department head and must be approved by the appropriate senior officer. At the end of the temporary assignment, the department should evaluate if there is a need for an additional lump sum payment based on the amount of effort/additional work hours required.