Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and associated budgetary shortfalls, the UW has instituted a hiring freeze and has placed increased oversight requirements on rate adjustments and lump sum payments. The Dean will be responsible for approving hiring requests effective June 1, 2020.
The JEMS rate adjustment processes remain unchanged; however, rate adjustments and lump sum payment requests must also be submitted via a new Request to Proceed with Rate Adjustments and Lump Sums Form (in addition to the JEMS Rate Adjustment/Lump Sum entries). The request form is a means of providing the Dean with easy access in one place to review/approve rate adjustment and lump sum payment requests.
Request forms are submitted to the unit’s CALS HR Manager by the Department Administrator or their designee. It is crucial that requests are submitted as soon as is practicable to allow sufficient processing time.
Requests are initially reviewed by the unit’s CALS HR Manager and the CALS HR Director, and final determination is made by Dean VandenBosch in all cases. Dean VandenBosch plans to review requests two times per week, but this may fluctuate.
Requests must include all information specified in the form and are to be submitted for Academic Staff, Faculty, Limited, Temporary, and University Staff employee classes.
Once the Dean approves a request, CALS will review the JEMS entry and division approve as appropriate for campus review.