IMPORTANT NEWS AND UPDATES
Department of Labor Changes Overtime Requirements
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor released the final rule increasing the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions to federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act from $23,660 to $47,476. DOL also announced that employers will need to be in compliance with the new rule by Dec. 1.
The university has been preparing for this announcement for several months. It appears that approximately 300 UNC employees who currently meet the criteria to be exempt from overtime will be eligible for overtime effective Dec. 1. The Human Resources office will distribute a letter to all classified and exempt staff by Sept. 1 notifying each employee of their overtime eligibility status.
As a governmental entity, UNC is allowed to grant compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay and already has approximately 400 employees who are eligible for overtime and are managing comp time. HR staff will work with those departments to develop comp time procedures that can be used more widely at UNC.
One other significant change is that the DOL requires tracking of work hours for employees eligible for overtime. Therefore HR staff members are actively pursuing solutions to track work time for all eligible employees. This includes working with the Information Management and Technology Department on possible software solutions for time tracking and also working on low-tech options for tracking time in the short term in case a long-term solution isn't in place by the Dec. 1 deadline.
Please stay tuned for more information.
FY17 Pay Distribution information for salary increases
For information on the FY17 Pay Distribution for salary increases see the attached PDF.
As in past years, a letter detailing your new pay will be going out in July before the July 29, 2016 paycheck.
Classified staff will receive a 2% non-base building award on their December 30, 2016 paycheck. This will be a onetime payment.
Decision Band Method/Exempt Banding Project
Communications #1 PDF
Communications #2 PDF