ARTICLE 21: STIPENDS, WAGES AND PAYROLL

Section 1. The parties recognize that during the 2014-2015 academic year, stipends were paid to GAs at the Beginner, Masters and PhD Candidate levels at the rates set forth below:

2014-2015 Academic Year
LEVEL  PERCENT EMPLOYED BIWEEKLY STIPEND STIPEND FOR FULL (TWO SEMESTER) ACADEMIC YEAR
Beginners (Pre-Masters) 100% $1,075.16 $20,965.62
75% $806.37 $15,724.22
50% $537.58 $10,482.81
Masters or Equivalent 100% $1,131.31 $22,060.55
75% $848.49 $16,545.56
50% $565.66 $11,030.37
PHD Candidate 100% $1,257.77 $24,526.52
75% $943.33 $18,394.94
50% $628.89 $12,263.36

 

Section 2. During the 2015-2016 academic year, minimum stipends for GAs at the Beginner, Masters and PhD Candidate levels shall be increased by Three Per Cent (3.0%).

2015-2016 Academic Year

LEVEL  PERCENT EMPLOYED BIWEEKLY STIPEND STIPEND FOR FULL (TWO SEMESTER) ACADEMIC YEAR
Beginners (Pre-Masters) 100% $1,107.41 $21,594.59
75% $830.56 $16,195.94
50% $553.71 $10,797.29
Masters or Equivalent 100% $1,165.25 $22,722.36
75% $873.94 $17,041.92
50% $582.63 $11,361.28
PHD Candidate 100% $1,295.50 $25,262.31
75% $971.63 $18,946.78
50% $647.76 $12,631.26

Section 3. During the 2016-2017 academic year, minimum stipends for GAs at the Beginner, Masters and PhD Candidate levels shall be increased by Three Percent (3.0%).

2016-2017 Academic Year

LEVEL  PERCENT EMPLOYED BIWEEKLY STIPEND STIPEND FOR FULL (TWO SEMESTER) ACADEMIC YEAR
Beginners (Pre-Masters) 100% $1,140.64 $22,242.43
75% $855.48 $16,681.82
50% $570.32 $11,121.21
Masters or Equivalent 100% $1,200.21 $23,404.03
75% $900.16 $17,553.18
50% $600.11 $11,702.12
PHD Candidate 100% $1,334.37 $26,020.18
75% $1,000.78 $19,515.19
50% $667.19 $13,010.19

Section 4. During the 2017-2018 academic year, minimum stipends for GAs at the Beginner, Masters and PhD Candidate levels shall be increased by Three Percent (3.0%).

2017-2018 Academic Year

LEVEL  PERCENT EMPLOYED BIWEEKLY STIPEND STIPEND FOR FULL (TWO SEMESTER) ACADEMIC YEAR
Beginners (Pre-Masters) 100% $1,174.86 $22,909.70
75% $881.14 $17,182.27
50% $587.43 $11,454.85
Masters or Equivalent 100% $1,236.21 $24,106.15
75% $927.17 $18,079.77
50% $618.11 $12,053.18
PHD Candidate 100% $1,374.40 $26,800.79
75% $1,030.80 $20,100.64
50% $687.21 $13,400.50

Section 5. A GA shall be appointed to the highest stipend level for which he or she is eligible based on degree standing at the start of the individual’s appointment as a GA. GAs may be appointed to a higher level at the discretion of the University. If a GA becomes eligible for a higher level during an appointment, the higher stipend level shall become effective no later than the start of the next semester. The University may appoint a GA to a combined teaching and research position.

Section 6. Stipend rates established by this Agreement are minimums and do not restrict the University’s right to provide a higher stipend, bonus or monetary award to a GA at the University’s discretion.

Section 7. The University’s current practices with respect to payment of GAs for summer work will be maintained during the summer of 2015, but either party may reopen the issue of summer pay for further bargaining by notifying the other of such reopening in writing on or after October 1, 2015.