Graduate Student Appointments:
Processing Appointments for Graduate Student Assistants
MEMO TO: Units Appointing GSIs, GSSAs and GSRAs
FROM: Academic Human Resources
SUBJECT: 2012 - 2013 Minimum Rates for Graduate Student Assistants
DATE: July 6, 2012
Graduate Student Research Assistants
Effective September 1, 2012, the minimum full-time equivalent stipend rate for four (4) calendar months for Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA’s) on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses will be $18,190. Departments and principal investigators will continue to have the flexibility to set GSRA stipends at rates above this minimum. As in the past, GSRA’s with a 25% or greater appointment fraction will pay no tuition (i.e. 100% tuition waiver).
Also effective September 1, 2012, the minimum full-time equivalent stipend rate for four (4)calendar months for Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA’s) at the UM-Flint campus will be $12,926.
Graduate Student Instructors and Graduate Student Staff Assistants
Effective on September 1, 2012, the minimum full-time equivalent (FTE) salary rate for four (4) calendar months for Graduate Student Instructors (GSI’s) and Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSA's) will be $18,234. This rate reflects the GEO contract-required 3% increase in full time rate.
A rate schedule for use in processing rate changes for GSI's and GSSA's at various fractions of effort is included below.
Questions about this memo or about GEO contract administration can be directed to Academic Human Resources at: email@example.com, or by calling 764-6731. Questions about appointment processing should be directed to the HR/Payroll Service Center (615-2000).
2012-2013 Salary Information for GSI's and GSSA's
Effective September 1, 2012, the minimum Full Time Rate for GSI's and GSSA's will be $18,234/term, reflecting the GEO contract-specified increase in mimimum rates of 3%.
The following table illustrates the implications of the new full time rate at various levels of effort. It also provides information about some other important features of GEO contract Article X. 'Salaries'.
Effective: September 1, 2012
|Average Weekly Work Expectation*||Employment Fraction||'Standard' Hours**||Per Term Rate||Monthly 'COMPRATE'|
|Up to 3.49||.087||3.48||$1,586.36||$396.59|
|3.5 to 5.49||.137||5.48||$2,498.06||$624.51|
|5.5 to 7.49||.187||7.48||$3,409.76||$852.44|
|7.5 to 9.49||.237||9.48||$4,321.46||$1,080.36|
|9.5 to 12.49||.25||10||$4,558.50||$1,139.63|
|12.5 to 14.49||.30||12||$5,470.20||$1,367.55|
|14.5 to 16.49||.35||14||$6,381.90||$1,595.48|
|16.5 to 20.00||.50||20||$9,117.00||$2,279.25|
|20.01 to 25.49||.60||24||$10,940.40||$2,735.10|
|25.5 to 35.49||.75||30||$13,675.50||$3,418.88|
|35.5 or more||1.00||40||$18,234.00||$4,558.50|
|* The "Average Weekly Work Expectation" is derived from Article X of the GEO contract and is used in section 4 of the Fraction Calculation form (available at: http://hr.umich.edu/hrris/forms/departments.html)|
|**"Standard Hours" is a term used in the UHR appointment system to produce a pay rate consistent with GEO contract standards-it is not a creature of the agreement with GEO.|
Additional GSI/GSSA Salary Information for 2012-2013
The 2012-2013 'hourly equivalent ' pay rate for GSI/SA's, both for Employees who are assigned as temporary replacement coverage for an absent employee as described in Article X 'Salaries' (section F.) and for use as described in Article XXI 'Training', is: $26.30/hr.