UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 02-06-02

CATEGORY:              ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

SECTION:                  Faculty Payroll/Personnel

SUBJECT:                 Payroll Base Period and Overload Pay

EFFECTIVE DATE:   July 1, 1996 Revised

PAGE(S):                   1

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the payroll base period for faculty appointments and restrictions on

      overload pay, for any instructional activities within the period of a contract.

II.   POLICY

      PAYROLL BASE PERIOD

      Faculty will be paid according to the number of months their contract or appointment

      specifies, commencing with the month of appointment.

      -     Exceptions are made for the Summer Term and Summer Sessions.  Faculty must be

            reappointed for payment during the Summer Term or Sessions if outside of an

            individual's two-term appointment.  See Policy 02-06-03, Third Term/Session

            Appointments: Salary Administration.

      Faculty members on eight-, nine-, or ten-month contracts may elect to receive their

      salaries over a twelve-month period.

      -     Payments of one-twelfth of their contract salary are made each month, beginning

            with the effective month of their appointment.

      -     Selection of payment frequency is made each September for the academic year, and

            once selected, cannot be changed during that academic year.

      School budgets will be charged for salary costs each month, over the period of the

      contract.

      -     Except for the sessions, when salary costs are charged during the actual month of

            payment.

      OVERLOAD PAY

      It is University policy to award work on an overload basis only in the most pressing

      circumstances.

      The allowable overload in an academic year may not, under any circumstances, exceed

      25 percent of the contract salary.

III.  REFERENCE

      Policy 02-06-03, Third Term/Session Appointments: Salary Administration