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Salary Adjustments

The University of Texas at Austin offers two options for adjusting pay outside of the annual merit increases. These are additional-duties increases, which may be either temporary or permanent, and equity increases. If one of the following options seems like a good solution for a workforce compensation need, use the Salary Adjustment Request Form [Word document] to request HRS approval of an additional-duties or equity increase.

Additional Duties - Temporary

A temporary additional duties increase is used to accommodate a change in work content that is limited in timeframe. This type of increase is often used in cases of turnover that result in a staffing shortage and short-term projects or surges.

To process a temporary additional duties increase, complete the Salary Adjustment Request Form [Word document] and send it to Human Resources (ATTN: Staffing and Career Management Services). Once the increase is approved by HRS, the unit should complete the appointment change document according to the terms on the form, including beginning and ending dates for the change.

Additional Duties - Permanent

Permanent additional duties increases may be justifiable when the work has changed in a position for the foreseeable future, but the change does not require a change in title (reclassification). This often happens because of a redistribution of work or an organizational change that increases the accountability of a specific position.

To process a permanent additional duties increase, complete the Salary Adjustment Request Form [Word document] and send it to Human Resources (ATTN: Staffing and Career Management Services). Once the increase is approved by HRS, the unit should complete the appointment change document according to the terms on the form.

Equity Increase

Equity increases may be justified because of volatile swings in the internal or external markets for specific skills and competencies. These forces, which can be quantified and substantiated by survey data, often require expeditious action to ensure fairness and equity. These are often used as a retention strategy.

To process an equity adjustment, complete the Salary Adjustment Request Form [Word document] and send it to Human Resources (ATTN: Staffing and Career Management Services). Once the increase is approved by HRS, the unit should complete the appointment change document according to the terms on the form.