It is infuriating that so many of us are facing delays in receiving communication from Rutgers and have had problems in receiving our hard-won negotiated raises since the contract was ratified. To assure that nothing is left to chance, we call on members to gather as much information as possible about the extent of the pay errors caused by Rutgers and will update you all following our meeting with management on Friday, 9/15, to decide on next steps together. Keep an eye out for an invite to membership meetings for the week of 9/24.
Please fill out this form if you think that your retro pay and raises from 2022 and 2023 are incorrect.
Here are some helpful notes as you fill out this form:
- Reference the My Rutgers portal. For a number of questions, you will need to be familiar with accessing your “Compensation History” or “View Paycheck” in the my.Rutgers.edu portal. To find access the information needed to review this, you can go to the my.Rutgers.edu portal, the “My Paycheck” widget on the home screen and click on either “Compensation History” or “View Paycheck” to get to each. If that widget is missing, the same things can be found in the menu on the left on the “Employee Self Service” tab.’ The same information for changes prior to 2016 can be found on the “Banner Self Service” tab, under “Employee Services -> Current and Past Jobs” or “Employee Services -> Pay Information -> Pay Stub,” respectively.
- Find Your Grade and Step. If you don’t know your current grade and step, confirm by clicking on the 7/1/2022 date in your Compensation History, which will show more details.
- If your compensation history is out of order. Your Compensation History may be confusing because of the way that the changes have been made retroactively, so you may see your old and new salaries out of order in the compensation history based on when certain changes were entered. When reviewing your compensation history, ignore “Fiscal Days Change” lines for the purpose of this report.
- Some people are seeing 3.999% increases instead of 4.000% increases when clicking on the 7/1/2022 salary increase. Report if you see that in your history.
- For those in Grant Funded Positions If you do not have an “Across-The-Board” change on 3/1/2022, you are likely in a grant or contract funded position that was not impacted by the fiscal emergency and received the 3/2022 increase on 7/1/2021 instead. Confirm you have an “Across-the-Board” increase on 7/1/2021, not a Step Progression; if so, use the salary from 7/1/2021 in place of 3/1/2022 for calculations related to the 4% 7/1/2022 increase.
- To estimate your correct retro pay for the 4% July 2022 salary increase, multiply your annual salary from the 3/1/2022 “Across-The-Board” by 0.04 (4%), divide that number by 26 pay periods in a year to get the amount of biweekly retro, and then multiply by 29.5 pay periods if you received this retro payment on 9/1/2023, or 30.5 pay periods if you are receiving it on 9/15/2023.
- To estimate your correct retro pay for the 1.85% and step movement for the July 2023salary increase, subtract the annual salary you calculated for the 7/1/2022 increase (after the 4% increase) from your new annual salary, which can be found on this table:https://uhr.rutgers.edu/docs/salary-table-ps. Your new salary is the salary on your grade that is one step higher than your previous step. This table already includes the 1.85% increase. Take the difference between your old and new salaries, divide that by the 26 pay periods in a year, and multiply it by 3.5 pay periods since 7/1/2023 (if you have been notified that you will receive this retro payment on 9/29 instead, multiple by 4.5 pay periods to project your correct estimated retro pay).