Program Standards and Policies
Compensation Policies (Pending Changes)
- POL-U5440.06: Administration of Compensation Program
- POL-U5440.03: Reviewing Professional Staff Compensation Program
- POL-U5440.03A: Reviewing Professional Staff Compensation Program Standards
Civil Service and Federal FLSA Exemptions
Western’s Professional Staff positions are exempt from the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Section 41.06.070. Some Professional Staff positions are exempt from the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime provisions (“overtime exempt”), making the positions ineligible for overtime pay. As described in the Professional Staff Compensation Program Standards, all Western positions are reviewed for exemption status at the time of recruitment. If you are a Professional Staff employee, or you supervise a Professional Staff employee, and you have questions regarding the exemption status of a Professional Staff position, please contact Debby Cwalina.
The exemptions for Professional Staff positions can be found here:
- Revised Code of Washington (RCW)- Section 41.06.070, Civil Service Exemptions
- Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Exemptions
I Am Looking For More Information On…
What my salary range is.
Answer: Your market range is specific to your position and it can be found in your July 1, 2018 Compensation Letter. If you cannot locate your letter, please check your email or you can request a copy of your letter from HR. If you are a new employee, please contact Debby Cwalina,Class/Comp Manager.
How my market range was determined.
How Professional Staff salary increases are determined.
Answer: Please review the Professional Staff Compensation Standards or ask your PSO SBC representative.
What my salary increase will be this July 1st.
Answer: We have not yet determined the salary increase for each position for this year and will likely not have those data available until July 1, 2019, pending the Legislature’s approval of the State budget.
How long it takes to process a recruitment or position review.
Answer: Once a recruitment or position review reaches PageUp, we aim to have it processed within a week. However, if there are circumstances that require a lengthier review of a position, the time to process the recruitment or position review may increase.
What the offer will be for my candidate for the position I am hiring for right now.
Answer: We provide you with that information when your PageUp Offer form is routed through to HR Comp. If you want to discuss the offer prior to that time, please contact Debby Cwalina, Class/Comp Manager.
How to increase my compensation after I’ve taken on additional duties and responsibilities.
Answer: If you have had a permanent, significant change in your duties and responsibilities, you and your supervisor should submit an updated position description to HR Comp for a position review. Please contact Debby Cwalina, Class/Comp Manager to discuss your circumstances.
How to give my employee a temporary pay increase for additional duties they have taken on while another employee is out on leave/ during a major reorganization/ during a major divisional project/ etc.
Answer: Please submit an email request for a temporary pay increase to Debby Cwalina, Class/Comp Manager.
Another topic related to my/my employee’s compensation.
Answer: You can always contact Debby Cwalina, Class/Comp Manager to set up a meeting to discuss your situation, or you can contact your PSO SBC representative or another member of the PSO Executive Committee.