To: Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices
From: Denny Darrow, Vice President for Human Resources
Date: January 26, 2017
Re: Update on Postdoc Salary Review
As you may recall, The University committed to a review of postdoctoral salaries after announcing its decision to pause implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s proposed overtime rule changes; which were halted by a federal judge’s injunction in late November.
During the month of January, we analyzed the competitive marketplace and data gathered from peer institutions and national organizations. As a result of those efforts, and after significant consideration of factors such as market competitiveness and internal equity, University leadership has decided that Purdue will proceed with implementing a minimum annualized salary level for postdoctoral employees of $47,500, effective January 1, 2017.
The implementation process/timetable is outlined below:
- January 21 – Directors of Financial Affairs (DFAs) received a census of impacted postdocs from Human Resources for validation
- January 26 – DFAs must return validated postdoc information to Human Resources
- February 1 – Supervisors of impacted postdocs will receive a memorandum with talking points via email from Human Resources
- February 1 – DFAs will receive a file containing an individualized letter for each impacted postdoc
- February 2 – DFAs will distribute letters to applicable supervisors
- February 3 – Impacted postdocs will receive a letter confirming their salary increase from Human Resources. The salary increase, which is retroactive to January 1, will appear on the February paycheck
Over the next week, Human Resources will send an additional communication on the FLSA to each employee impacted (with the exception of postdocs) by the implementation pause.
Any questions can be directed to Darrel Castricone, director, Compensation.