UAMS ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE

NUMBER: 4.2.06
DATE: 07/01/00
REVISION:
12/29/2003

SECTION: HUMAN RESOURCES
AREA: COMPENSATION
SUBJECT: SPECIAL RATES OF PAY FOR LABOR MARKET CONDITIONS

PURPOSE

The State of Arkansas, Department of Finance and Administration (DF&A), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have clearly defined uniform procedures under which special entry rates of pay may be requested for classifications. Justification for Labor Market Special Entry Rates is based upon market conditions, turnover within the classification, and difficulty in recruiting. The purpose of this policy is to inform all departments within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) of these procedures so that uniformity can be established throughout the campus.

PROCEDURES

  1. A department requesting a special rate of pay for reasons as described above should contact the Office of Human Resource (OHR) for information.
  2. OHR Compensation may conduct a salary survey of the local area and surrounding states.
  3. The requesting department will be asked to provide historical information on turnover and difficulty in recruiting.
  4. OHR will review and, upon approval, submit requests to OPM.
  5. OPM may approve or deny the requests. For requests for salaries beyond the midpoint of Pay Level II, OPM must seek final approval through the Legislative Council. Final written approval or denial of the requests is generally received by OHR within a period of four to eight weeks.
  6. If approved, a department may hire an internal employee at any rate from minimum of the grade up to and including the special entry rate for the specific classification. Likewise, an employee may be paid at any rate between minimum (Level I) and the special entry rate at the time of promotion or reclassification to a position approved for special rate.
  7. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has imposed some restrictions on utilizing labor market rates for external hires. External hires may not be brought in at a level that exceeds the average salary for current incumbents within the classification in which they are hired.  External hires may be hired at any rate from the minimum of the grade up to and including the UAMS average salary for the specific classification in which they are hired.  A current list of approved hires rates for both internal and external hires is available on the OHR website at http://www.uams.edu/ohr/
  8. Current employees who are in classifications with an approved entry rate may not be adjusted to the new rate unless approval to do so has been received from OPM. However, requests for movement of current employees may be submitted concurrently with the Labor Market request.
  9. After OPM approval is received, OHR will notify the department to adjust the employee’s salary to the approved special entry rate. using the SAP  salary change transaction

A list of all classifications with approved special entry rates of pay for the current fiscal year are listed on the  OHR website at:   http://www.uams.edu/ohr/

REFERENCES

1 UAMS Policy 4.5.06, Personnel Action Form

UAMS LABOR MARKET SPECIAL ENTRY RATES
FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001

CLASS

NORMAL GRADE

MAXIMUM LABOR

CODE

TITLE

GRADE

ENTRY

MARKET ENTRY

LEVEL

A006

Acct Supv I

20

25,629

31,791

II

A008

Acct Supv II

21

27,324

33,855

II

A020

Med Cost Acct Supv

22

29,081

36,042

II

A063

Payroll Officer

15

18,699

20,947

IM

A111

Accountant

18

22,579

28,002

II

A206

Patient Acct Specialist

15

18,699

20,947

IM

B004

Phlebotomist I

12

15,464

17,327

IM

B005

Asst Lab Animal Tech

11

14,540

16,280

IM

B037

Laboratory Aide II

5

11,683

13,570

IM-II

C007

Dispatch Operator

12

15,464

17,327

IM

C009

Switchboard Oper I

7

12,107

14,170

IM-II

D001

DP Network Mgr I-Inst

20

25,629

34,810

IIM

D009

DP Network Mgr II-INST

22

29,081

39,461

IIM

D011

DP Network Mgr III-Inst

24

32,992

44,759

IIM

D014

Computer Tech I-Inst

14

17,560

21,779

II

D015

Computer Tech II-Inst

16

19,931

24,705

II

D030

Computer Lab Tech I-Inst

13

16,481

18,467

IM

D040

Computer Lab Tech II-Inst

15

18,699

20,947

IM

D042

Appl Prog I-INST

17

21,040

28,803

IIM

D044

Appl Prog II-INST

19

24,089

32,683

IIM

D049

Comp Sup Spec I-INST

18

22,579

30,666

IIM

D050

Comp Sup Spec II-INST

20

25,629

34,810

IIM

D051

Comp Sup Spec III-INST

22

29,081

39,461

IIM

D059

Systems Programmer I-Inst

20

25,629

34,810

IIM

D060

Systems Programmer II-Inst

22

29,081

39,461

IIM

D062

Systems Analyst III-INST

24

32,992

44,759

IIM

D065

Systems Analyst I-INST

20

25,629

34,810

IIM

D067

Systems Analyst II-INST

22

29,081

39,461

IIM

D068

Systems Programmer III-Inst

24

32,992

44,759

IIM

D091

DP Network Tech I-INST

18

22,579

30,666

IIM

D092

DP Network Tech II-INST

20

25,629

34,810

IIM

D093

DP Network Tech III-INST

22

29,081

39,461

IIM

E001

Care Giver I

4

11,683

13,893

IM-II

E004

Care Giver II

8

12,353

14,448

IM-II

E006

Care Giver III

12

15,464

17,327

IM

G002

Clinical Housekeeper

8

12,353

15,340

II

G035

Custodial Worker II

4

11,683

14,170

II

G039

Custodial Supervisor II

8

12,353

15,340

II

G045

Equipment Operator

8

12,353

15,340

II

G073

Heavy Equipment Operator

11

14,540

18,021

II

G169

Custodial Supervisor I

6

11,859

14,725

II

G171

Custodial Worker I

3

11,683

13,894

II

G173

Maintenance Worker I

4

11,683

14,170

II

G175

Maintenance Worker II

5

11,683

14,447

II

H025

Cook I

8

12,353

13,893

IM-II

H027

Cook II

10

13,646

14,170

I-IM

H035

Food Production Supv

16

19,931

20,729

I-IM

H039

Food Service Worker I

3

11,683

13,893

II

H043

Food Service Worker II

5

11,683

14,448

II

H049

Supervisor of Cooking

13

16,481

17,474

I-IM

K006

Data Entry Specialist

10

13,646

16,280

IM-II

K010

Library Acad Tech I

10

13,646

16,280

IM-II

K011

Administrative Office Supv

15

18,699

20,947

IM

K012

Library Acad Tech II

12

15,464

17,327

IM

K015

Office Clerk

7

12,107

13,569

IM

K023

Clerical Assistant

10

13,646

15,294

IM

K037

Document Examiner I

10

13,646

15,294

IM

K039

Document Examiner II

12

15,464

16,909

I-IM

K041

Administrative Secretary

14

17,560

19,669

IM

K065

Mail Officer

9

12,815

14,355

IM

K097

Receptionist

10

13,646

16,119

IM-II

K117

Med/Legal Secretary

14

17,560

19,133

I-IM

K124

Ward Coordinator

12

15,464

17,327

IM

K149

Cashier I

9

12,815

14,170

I-IM

K153

Secretary II

13

16,481

18,467

IM

K155

Secretary I

11

14,540

16,280

IM

K165

Medical Transcriptionist

13

16,481

18,467

IM

L016

Clinical Dietitian

20

25,629

31,791

II

L054

Emergency Room Tech

13

16,481

18,467

IM

L079

Nursing Assistant I

8

12,353

13,846

IM

L081

Nursing Assistant II

11

14,540

16,280

IM

L099

Pharmacy Asst-INST

10

13,646

16,119

IM-II

L101

Pharmacy Tech

11

14,540

16,280

IM

L113

LPN I

14

17,560

19,669

IM

L144

Student Health Serv Nurse I

18

22,579

25,290

IM

L146

Student Health Svc Nurse II

20

25,629

28,710

IM

M001

Admissions Interviewer

11

14,540

16,280

IM

M028

Counsler II

20

25,629

28,710

IM

M086

Social Worker I

19

24,089

32,683

IIM

M088

Social Worker II

20

25,629

34,810

IIM

M093

Financial Aid Officer II

18

22,579

24,601

I-IM

N290

Graphic Artist II

17

21,040

28,803

IIM

N311

Graphic Artist I

15

18,699

25,398

IIM

N361

Pub & Info Specialist

17

21,040

26,308

II

R009

Administrative Asst I

15

18,699

23,196

II

R010

Administrative Asst II

17

21,040

26,308

II

R036

Attorney

24

32,992

36,934

IM

R122

Inst Personnel Analyst

20

25,629

31,791

II

R124

Personnel Asst II-Inst

18

22,579

25,290

IM

R329

Payroll Svc Specialist

18

22,579

25,290

IM

T023

HE Pub Safety Com I

21

27,324

31,627

IM-II

T030

HE Public Safety Supv

20

25,629

29,209

IM-II

T067

HE Pub Safety Dispatcher

12

15,464

19,191

II

T070

HE Pub Safety Officer I

16

19,931

23,194

IM-II

T071

HE Pub Safety Officer II

18

22,579

25,290

IM

V002

Buyer

19

24,089

26,969

IM

V010

Buyer Supervisor

20

25,629

28,710

IM

V015

Central Supply tech

9

12,815

14,170

I-IM

V029

Inventory Control Clerk

10

13,646

14,448

I-IM

V043

Shipping & Rec Clerk

11

14,540

16,280

IM

V049

Stock Clerk II

5

11,683

14,170

IM-II

W016

Medical Diagnostic Analyst

17

21,040

26,308

II

X335

Occupational Safety Coord

20

25,629

28,710

IM

Y001

Apprentice Tradesman

11

14,540

18,021

II

Y021

Stationary Engineer

17

21,040

26,308

II

Y030

Skilled Trades Foreman

19

24,089

29,850

II

Y034

Skilled Trades Supervisor

18

22,579

28,002

II

Y035

Skilled Trades Worker

17

21,040

26,308

II

Y083

Printer I

13

16,481

18,467

IM

Y085

Printer II

16

19,931

22,318

IM

Y101

Skilled Trades Helper

8

12,353

15,340

II