Compensation Updates

Compensation Increase Pause

The university paused the annual merit compensation process for FY21, which ends June 30, 2021. This applies to all Ohio State faculty and staff. This step is part of the continued effort to proactively address the financial challenges caused by COVID-19. The temporary suspension of compensation increases includes pay increases due to the following reasons:

  • Annual merit increase
  • Change in duties or reclassification
  • Market competitiveness
  • Reorganization resulting in department restructuring that changes an employee’s position
  • Pay equity increase
  • Request for a new special payment or pay program, such as a retention plan, incentive plan, transitional allowance, interim pay or other additional pay
  • Counter-offer in order to retain a key employee who has received a documented external offer

Some compensation increases are not subject to the pause, including:

  • Faculty promotion
  • Promotional increase for an employee selected for a posted position
  • Pay decisions for students and graduate associates