Employee Relations
Employee Handbook




 Salary Administration

Salary Schedules

Salary schedules are developed each year with the beginning of the new fiscal year and are based upon the compensation program approved by the Board of Trustees and implemented by the College Administration. Separate tables are developed for full-time and part-time Faculty, Administrative, Professional Support and Classified Staff employees. Copies of the salary schedules are provided on the web-site at: http://www.epcc.edu/Classification .

Overtime/Compensatory Time

In some cases, administrative operating necessities will require that an employee work more than the regularly-scheduled 40 hours in a week. Administrators, professional support staff, and faculty are exempt from consideration for overtime compensation. Classified staff will be compensated either by compensatory time off or by overtime pay. (Refer to the "Compensatory Time for Full-time Non-exempt Employees" Procedure

Holiday Work

Employees who are eligible for holiday pay and who are required to work during an institutional holiday will be granted equivalent time off on another day, or in unusual cases, where granting time off is impractical, the employee will receive compensation in accordance with procedures.

Salary Placement Guidelines

  • Initial Salary Placement

    The starting salary for a new full-time employee is determined by the employee’s prior education and experience. Each position grade has an entry range up to a maximum entry salary level. The Human Resources Department, in coordination with the supervisor, determines the beginning rate of pay for new employees according to standard placement guidelines for education and prior experience.

  • Part-time Employees

    Part-time employees are normally placed on the salary schedule at the minimum salary of the grade for the position which they hold.

  • Salary Increases

    Pay raises may be authorized as part of the annual budget formulation process after an evaluation of job performance and within budgetary guidelines from the College.

  • Overload Salary

    Full-time Faculty members may be assigned additional instructional or non-instructional assignments over and above their required base workload. These additional assignments are compensated at the appropriate rate based upon the part-time faculty compensation guide. Payment for the additional assignments is normally made in the faculty member’s regular paycheck.

  • Promotions, Transfers and Demotions

    For compensation purposes, a promotion occurs when an employee is selected to fill a position in a new salary grade which has a higher midpoint than the employee’s present grade. A transfer is a personnel action in which an employee remains in the same workload and status and is appointed to a different position at the same or lower level in classification and salary grade. Employees may apply for announced vacancies as a means of transferring from one position to another. A demotion occurs when an employee is transferred to another position where the midpoint of the salary grade is lower than the midpoint of the employee’s present grade. Details on salary placement due to promotion, transfer, or demotion may be found in the College Procedure

Advancement for Educational Attainment

College employees are encouraged to pursue continuous professional growth during their employment. Such growth activities may include the completion of college or university degrees. As a means of recognizing academic achievement beyond the education required for the employee’s current job, the District may grant a pay increase upon successful completion of degrees (or additional graduate work for faculty) from accredited colleges or universities. Details on the programs are contained in College Procedures and