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Raises for staff

Submitted: January 6, 2020
Last updated: January 25, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

I'd like to know how raises work. Is it appropriate to ask for a raise and if so, when? I got a "merit raise" at the end of last year, is that something that is normal each year?

Resolution:

While each departments practice may differ, you can ask for a raise at any time. Merit Program and the increases that come with this are not guaranteed each year.



Holiday from tuition benefit deduction during COVID-19 crisis?

Submitted: March 23, 2020
Last updated: March 23, 2020
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

Due to COVID-19, would the University consider a holiday from the Tuition benefit deduction from paychecks for all?  Our next paycheck is 2 of 5 impacted.  Most of us continue to work (including students) during this time, earning our paychecks; it will hurt to have those checks reduced during these times.

Resolution:

ASU cannot make this decision, as it is required by the IRS to tax tuition for graduate courses and tuition reduction over a certain dollar amount.  That is an IRS regulation, so unless the IRS decides to do away with this tax, unfortunately, ASU will need to take it.

 Judith Cato, Director of Benefits



Who tracks volunteer hours benefit?

Submitted: January 6, 2020
Last updated: November 26, 2019

Comment or issue submitted:

Regarding the 8 volunteer hours staff are able to participate in per calendar year, is there a central department that coordinates and tracks volunteer hours, or promotes opportunities?

Resolution:


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