The Catholic University of America

Compensation Policy 

Approved by: The President and his Council
History: Issued -- June 1, 1994
  Last Reviewed                  --
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Responsible Official: Associate VP/Chief Human Resources Officer tel. 202-319-5050

I.     Compensatory Time

The University has no policy that allows employees to accrue compensatory time.

II.    Salary Administration Program

An employee's starting salary is designated on the letter of appointment and is determined in accordance with the Unviersity's staff Compensation Program. Normally, a salary increase pool is determined each year based on budgetary considerations with specific employee merit increases granted based on job performance. Should an increase be approved by the Board of Trustees it is usually effective at the beginning of the fiscal year, presently May 1 through April 30.

III.    Pay Periods and Pay Days

Administrative and professional employees are paid once a month, on the last working day of the month.

Non-exempt and hourly employees are paid twice a month, on the 10th and the 25th, or the last working day before those dates.

Checks are picked up in the Payroll Office by a designated person in each department and then distributed within the department. An employee who does not expect to be on campus on a payday should make arrangements to have his/her pay check returned to the Payroll Office for pickup at a later date.