Summer Salary

In accordance with University policy, eligible faculty members may receive additional compensation for work performed during the coming summer months. The summer period is considered to be a total of 57 working days (19 days = one summer ninth). The compensable summer services dates for this year will be June 1, 2016 through August 18, 2016.

Eligible Title Series

Professor, Acting Professor, Adjunct Professor, Visiting Professor, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment or Potential Security of Employment.

Academic-Year Appointees (9-month)

Summer compensation from all sources, including Summer Session, may not exceed 3/9ths of the annual base salary.

Fiscal Year Appointees

May receive additional compensation for work performed during his/her vacation period. A corresponding number of accrued vacation days must be deducted. Compensation may not exceed 1/11th of the annual base salary.

Summer salary supported by extramural funds is limited in each case by the terms of the supporting contract or grant and in accordance with granting agency policy. Employing units and principal investigators bear responsibility for determining that the proposed summer employment is in compliance with contract or grant terms and that appropriate approvals are secured in advance of service.

Faculty who work on federal grants or contracts may be subject to compensation limits that are imposed by granting agencies. If applicable, these salary caps supersede University regulations. For example, see grants for salary cap information applicable to National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards.

For academic-year faculty, summer salary is subject to a mandatory 3.5 percent pretax employee contribution to the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP) and a 3.5 percent matching employer contribution from the extramural award or other fund source.

Effective November 1, 2016, prospective Summer Salary Benefit (SSB)  contributions for  academic appointees who perform summer teaching, research or administrative service, are made to the Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plan (403(b) Plan) instead of to the Defined Contribution Plan (DC Plan). Past SSB contributions (and related investment earnings) will remain in the DC Plan. The redirection of mandatory SSB contributions to the 403(b) plan will not reduce the contribution limit for an academic appointee’s voluntary contributions to the 403(b) Plan.

Summer compensation is paid on the monthly pay cycle and is included with the faculty member’s regular salary.

Summer Salary Request Form (2016)