University of Houston-Victoria

Budget

Report Based on Information Regarding Staff Compensation

In compliance with Texas Government Code Sec. 659.026. INFORMATION REGARDING STAFF COMPENSATIONS, the University of Houston-Victoria administration is making available the following information:

  • the number of full-time equivalent employees employed by the agency;

Full-time equivalent employees

Full-time equivalent employees

Fiscal Year 2019

390.4

Source: Quarterly FTE reports filed with the Texas State Auditor’s Office and based on four-quarter average.

  • the amount of legislative appropriations to the agency for each fiscal year of the current state fiscal biennium;

Total Appropriation All Funds

Total Appropriation All Funds

Fiscal Year 2018

Fiscal Year 2019

19,010,853

 19,042,164


Source: 83rd Legislative Session, General Appropriations Act, Article III. The amounts shown include direct appropriations from all funds.

  • the agency’s methodology, including any employment market analysis, for determining the compensation of executive staff employed by the agency, along with the name and position of the person who selected the methodology;

    The University of Houston-Victoria conducts a comprehensive survey and analysis of compensation for all staff employees, including executive staff, at least every two (2) years.  The Office of Human Resources is charged with this endeavor.  This study includes gathering current, reliable market data on total compensation of positions at peer institutions, including public and private, and other sources from professional organizations, comparable survey data related to specific technical positions, and state compensation data where appropriate.

    A Staff Compensation Study was conducted Spring, 2018, to determine the relationship of the external market to the university’s pay plans and staff salaries.  The administrative and professional staff pay plan was 2% above the estimated external salary market, and staff salaries were 13% below the estimated external salary market.  The support staff salary market analysis indicated the pay plan was within 4% of the estimated external salary market and staff salaries were 12% below the estimated salary market.

    No increases to pay plan minimums were recommended to utilize the FY19 budgeted staff salary increases for individual pay equity adjustment and merit.  212 staff employees received pay equity increases averaging 1.62% for FY19.  229 staff employees received merit increases averaging 3.05% for FY19.

    The study did recommend reducing the range spreads, or percentages between minimum and maximums of the pay grades for the administrative and staff pay plans to reduce the gap between the minimums, or hiring rates, and calculated mid-points, or data points, used to determine the relationship of the pay plan to the external market.  This recommendation was approved by the Executive Committee and implemented in FY19.

    The next comprehensive market survey analysis is scheduled for Spring, 2020. 

  • whether executive staff are eligible for a salary supplement;

    The President is the only individual receiving a salary supplement meeting the requirements of the General Appropriations Act (GAA), Article IX, Section 3.02 The President is eligible for a salary supplement per the GAA, Article III, Special Provisions, Section 5, Paragraph 2. It is not the current policy of the UH System to accept gifts, grants, donations, or other consideration designated by a donor for salary supplements. 
  • the market average for compensation of similar executive staff in the private and public sectors;

    Based on the market analysis performed the salary paid to all staff were adjusted to 90% of market, based on years of service (limited to an overall cap of 6%). 

  • the average compensation paid to employees employed by the agency who are not executive staff; and

Average compensation paid to staff

Average compensation paid to staff

Fiscal Year 2019

43,161

  • the percentage increase in compensation of executive staff for each fiscal year of the five preceding fiscal years and the percentage increase in legislative appropriations to the agency each fiscal year of the five preceding fiscal years. 
Percentage increase in compensation of executive staff

Executive Staff

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019

President

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

VP and Provost Academic Affairs

0%

0%

0%

0%

4.0%

VP Administration and Finance

3.5%

5.2%

0%

0%

4.98%

VP University Advancement

0%

0%

0%

0%

3.54%

VP Student Affairs

0%

2.25%

0%

0%

3.49%

VP Enrollment Management

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

AVP Enrollment Management

0%

7.25%

0%

0%

0%


Note: Percentage of salary increases are based on salaries for positions on September 1st of each year.

Legislative Appropriations

Legislative Appropriations

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019

Percent Increase in Total Appropriation All Fund

0.23%

2.29%

0.3%

 -11.4%

.2%


Source: General Appropriations Act from each biennium’s and includes direct appropriations from all funds net of legislatively mandated reductions.