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*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Employment and Administrative Policies

University Employment

Chapter 102



Salary and Terms of Employment for Academic Personnel: Salary Payments and Employment Periods


1. Academic personnel who serve on a nine-month basis receive their salaries in 18 payments. Their services are assumed to cover a period of nine months (three periods of three months each) running from September 16 through June 15. They receive twice monthly payments starting on or about October 10 and concluding on or about June 25.

2. Members of the faculty on nine-month appointments are expected to report for duty September 16, unless arranged otherwise with the department chair or dean, and to remain on duty up to and including Commencement, unless properly excused.

3. Faculty members on ten-month or twelve-month appointments are paid after each month of service. A twelve-month faculty appointment consists of 11 months salary paid in 24 installments for 11 months service; it covers a period running from July 1 through June 30.

4. Temporary appointees on a quarter-to-quarter basis are employed for three months effective September 16 through December 15, December 16 through March 15, and March 16 through June 15, depending upon the service required.

5. Leaves of absence for a quarter or more are based on the above dates.

AI, January 1984.


For related information, see:

  • Executive Order No. 29, "Partial Suspension of Executive Order No. 64"
  • Executive Order No. 45, "Documentation of Qualifications and Recommendations for Promotion, Tenure, and Merit Increases"
  • Executive Order No. 59, "Excess Compensation to Faculty"
  • Executive Order No. 64, "Faculty Salary Policy"
  • Faculty Code, Chapter 24, "Appointment and Promotion of Faculty Members"