Northern New Mexico College Announces Broad Compensation Increase Package

NNMC News:
 
ESPANOLA — Northern New Mexico College is pleased to announce a broad compensation increase package for all Northern full-time, non-probationary faculty and staff.
 
The NNMC Board of Regents approved salary increases Friday, June 22 for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 as well as one-time pay supplements for Fiscal Year 2017-18 (FY18).
 
The Board also approved the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for Non-Exempt Staff.
 
“It was important to the Board to recognize the contributions of our hard working faculty and staff,” NNMC Board President Kevin Powers said. “They have worked diligently over the years to improve the position of the College. Approval of CBAs and salary adjustments for these valued team members was a major step toward a prosperous, long term partnership.”
 
The details of the salary increases and one-time pay supplements are as follows:
 
  • All non-exempt employees covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement will receive a two percent salary increase, appropriated by the 2018 NM Legislature.
  • In addition to the state-allocated raises, we are particularly pleased to highlight that the College has raised minimum wage rates for those employees on the lower end of the pay scale — custodians, groundskeepers, security officers, receptionist, clerks and administrative assistants — which will result in an increase of 10.89 percent.
  • This group of employees will also will receive additional pay increases above the minimum rate, ranging from 5.6 percent to 14.36 percent, including some further adjustments made for longevity.
  • Bargaining unit members will also receive one-time pay supplements in FY18, which do not increase an employee’s base salary.
  • Those receiving a maximum of two percent increase in FY19 will receive a one-time pay supplement of $635; those receiving more than a two percent will receive a one-time pay supplement of $250.
  • Employees not covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement will receive a two percent salary increase. Those earning $50,000 or less will receive a one-time pay supplement of $500.
  • Faculty not covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement will receive a two percent across-the-board increase as well as a one-time pay supplement of $1,000.
  • Salaries and one-time pay supplements for employees paid from grants or external funds are subject to approved funding.
It has been four years (FY15) since Northern faculty and staff last received across-the-board raises,” Northern President Rick Bailey said. This year’s compensation package represents a long overdue and significant step forward in championing fairness in our salary structure and demonstrating how we appreciate and value our team.
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