Tennessee Board of Regents
Committee on Personnel and Compensation
September 27, 2018
Tenure Upon Appointment Recommendations
The Committee will review for approval a request to grant tenure upon appointment
to one (1) faculty member, at Pellissippi State Community College who was
previously awarded tenure during his previous employment there.
Faculty Promotion Correction
At the June Board meeting, the Committee reviewed and approved Faculty
promotions and the corresponding increases. Since then, TCAT-Memphis has
identified one discrepancy where a promotion was submitted, and subsequently
approved, without the corresponding increase. The proposed increase is consistent
with the other increases provided by TCAT-Memphis for an individual moving from
Associate Instructor to Instructor.
President Incentive Pay Correction
At the June Board meeting, the Committee reviewed and approved the executive
incentive compensation plan payments. Since then, two corrections have been
identified. President Bill Seymour should have received $2321, instead of the $455
that was approved. Resulting in an additional one-time payment of $1821.
President Jerry Young was not previously submitted for an incentive payment, as his
time as president of TCAT-Morristown was not during the eligibility period. However,
in reviewing the plan document, President Young is eligible to receive the amount he
would have received as President of TCAT-Crossville, as he remains in an eligible
position. His one-time incentive payment recommendation is $3128.
CONSIDERATION OF INSTITUTION COMPENSATION PROPOSALS
At the June 2018 meeting, the Board authorized a compensation strategy that included a
2.5% salary pool to be used for employee increases representing a 1.5% Cost of Living
Allowance (COLA) recommended by the Governor, effective July 1, 2018, as well as an
additional 1% increase authorized by the Board, also effective July 1, 2018.
The approved compensation strategy also included the ability for institutions to submit
proposals for alternate use of the 1% funding for compensation plan adjustments or
faculty promotions. In addition, institutions could submit proposals using uncommitted
local funds with the following options: Compensation Plan Adjustments, COLA, Faculty
Promotions or a One-Time Payment.
For the institutions wishing to provide the 1% salary pool in a manner other than a