Special Payroll Information

The University uses Special Payroll for certain types of short term, temporary, seasonal, and, part-time professional staffing needs. Temporary services typically involve less than six months of continuous employment. At UConn, Special Payroll is governed by two statutory sources: CGS10a-20 and CGS10a-108(a) governing the appointment of professional staff at the University. For more details please reference the Special Payroll Policy.

Who To Contact

To help ensure questions get to the right place quickly, please remember to contact Special Payroll with policy or procedural questions via SPAR@uconn.edu and Workforce Solutions with questions about PageUp via workforce@uconn.edu. Here are a couple example topics and who to contact:

TOPIC CONTACT
Special Payroll Policy (e.g. is this appointment appropriate for special payroll?) SPAR@uconn.edu
Titles SPAR@uconn.edu
Compensation SPAR@uconn.edu
Appointment Dates SPAR@uconn.edu
Conflict of Interest SPAR@uconn.edu
Dual Employment Policy and Form (including record #'s to complete the dual employment form) SPAR@uconn.edu
Navigating PageUp (including how to submit a request, workflow, big picture process) workforce@uconn.edu
Applicant Assistance workforce@uconn.edu
Cancel Request workforce@uconn.edu
PageUp Export Questions workforce@uconn.edu

Compensation

Effective August 23, 2020, per AAUP Contract article 19.7, there is a new Adjunct Faculty per credit minimum rate, $1,732 per credit. For adjuncts with more than two academic years of continuous employment, the minimum remuneration shall be a 2% increase. Please see chart below:

Credits Stipend (Minimum) 2% Increase (Minimum)
1 $1,732.00 $1,766.64
2 $3,464.00 $3,533.28
3 $5,196.00 $5,299.92
4 $6,928.00 $7,066.56

Graduate Student Technician (winter intersession, May Term, summer session research appointments only)

Per Public Act No. 19-4, the State of Connecticut minimum wage is as follows:

Effective Date Minimum Wage
September 1, 2020 $12.00
August 1, 2021 $13.00
July 1, 2022 $14.00
June 1, 2023 $15.00

Please use the following link to Payroll’s website to assist in calculating the correct biweekly stipend and total allotment for the duration of a graduate student’s research appointment https://payroll.uconn.edu/special-grad-calculator/

Special Payroll 2020/2021 Dates and Deadlines

SUMMER SESSION 2021 DATES AND DEADLINES

Session Start Date End Date Due in PageUp with UH/VP Approval To Receive PageUp Approval By Due in SmartHR
May Term Non-Faculty 5/10/2021 6/1/2021 3/5/2021 4/8/2021 4/23/2021
May Term Regular Faculty 5/10/2021 6/1/2021 N/A N/A 5/14/2021
Summer Session 1 Non-Faculty 6/1/2021 7/6/2021 3/19/2021 5/6/2021 5/17/2021
Summer Session 1 Regular Faculty 6/1/2021 7/6/2021 N/A N/A 6/7/2021
Alt Session 1 Non-Faculty 6/1/2021 7/12/2021 3/19/2021 5/6/2021 5/17/2021
Alt Session 1 Regular Faculty 6/1/2021 7/12/2021 N/A N/A 6/7/2021
Summer Session 2 Non-Faculty 7/12/2021 8/16/2021 4/23/2021 6/7/2021 6/28/2021
Summer Session 2 Regular Faculty 7/12/2021 8/16/2021 N/A N/A 7/19/2021
Alt Session 2 Non-Faculty 7/12/2021 8/23/2021 4/23/2021 6/7/2021 6/28/2021
Alt Session 2 Regular Faculty 7/12/2021 8/23/2021 N/A N/A 7/19/2021
SSP Non-Faculty 5/10/2021 (variable) 8/23/2021 (variable) 3/5/2021 (variable) 4/8/2021 (variable) 4/23/2021 (variable)
SSP Regular Faculty 5/10/2021 (variable) 8/23/2021 (variable) N/A N/A 5/14/2021 (variable)

**Regular UConn Faculty, eligible under the Extra Compensation Policy, hired on Special Payroll outside of the Fall and Spring semesters WILL NOT require PageUp approval and should be entered directly into SmartHR.

**Adjunct Faculty WILL require PageUp approval before they can be processed in SmartHR.

Semester Start Date End Date Due in PageUp with UH/VP Approval To Receive PageUp Approval By Due in SmartHR
Winter Intersession Non-Faculty 12/28/2020 1/19/2021 10/21/2020 11/25/2020 12/7/2020
Winter Intersession Full-time Faculty 12/28/2020 1/19/2021 N/A N/A 12/31/2020
Spring 1/19/2021 5/11/2021 10/28/2020 12/9/2020 12/28/2020
Summer Research - Non-Faculty 5/23/2021 8/22/2021 3/5/2021 4/13/2021 4/23/2021
Summer Research - Regular Faculty 5/23/2021 8/22/2021 N/A N/A 4/23/2021
Fall 8/30/2021 12/22/2021 5/28/2021 7/19/2021 7/30/2021

*Full Summer dates noted above from 5/23/21-8/22/21 are typically used for Faculty or Graduate Students performing research during the summer. If starting prior to 6/1/20, please follow the May Term SPAR submission dates instead.

Winter 2020/Summer 2021 Intersession Faculty Compensation

Credits MINIMUM:

the faculty member must minimally earn:

MAXIMUM:

If the faculty's annual salary is at or below $94,473.00, the maximum is:

MAXIMUM:

If the faculty's annual salary is between $94,474.00 and $156,618.00, then:

MAXIMUM:

If faculty's annual salary is Greater Than Professor Average Salary of $156,618.00, the maximum is:

1 Credit $1,794.00 - plus $200 per credit per student for enrollment above 8 students $3,464.00 Calculate at 3.67% $5,747.88
2 Credits $3,588.00 - plus $200 per credit per student for enrollment above 8 students $6,928.00 Calculate at 7.33% $11,480.10
3 Credits $5,382.00 - plus $200 per credit per student for enrollment above 8 students $10,392.00 Calculate at 11.00% $17,227.98
4 Credits $7,176.00 - plus $200 per credit per student for enrollment above 8 students $13,856.00 Calculate at 14.67% $22,975.86