Graduate Student Appointments:
Processing Appointments for Graduate Student Assistants

MEMO TO: Units Appointing GSIs, GSSAs and GSRAs

FROM: Academic Human Resources

SUBJECT: 2013 - 2014 Minimum Rates for Graduate Student Assistants

DATE: July 8, 2013 (Information regarding U-M-Flint GSI/GSSA rates added November 18, 2013)


Graduate Student Research Assistants

Effective September 1, 2013, the minimum full-time equivalent stipend rate for four (4) calendar months for Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA’s) on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses will be $18,554. Departments and principal investigators will continue to have the flexibility to set GSRA stipends at rates above this minimum. As in the past, GSRA’s with a 25% or greater appointment fraction will pay no tuition (i.e. 100% tuition waiver).

Also effective September 1, 2013, the minimum full-time equivalent stipend rate for four (4) calendar months for Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA’s) at the UM-Flint campus will be $13,184.

Graduate Student Instructors and Graduate Student Staff Assistants

Effective on September 1, 2013, the minimum full-time equivalent (FTE) salary rate for four (4) calendar months for Graduate Student Instructors (GSI’s) and Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSA’s) on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses will be $18,600. This rate reflects the GEO contract specified 2% increase in full time rate.

Also effective September 1, 2013, the minimum full-time equivalent salary rate for four (4) calendar months for Graduate Student Instructors (GSI’s) and Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSA’s) at the UM-Flint campus is $15,734.

A rate schedule for use in processing rate changes for GSI’s and GSSA’s at various fractions of effort is attached.

Questions about this information or about GEO contract administration more generally, can be directed to Academic Human Resources at: hr-acadhr@umich.edu, or by calling 764-6731.

Questions about GSA appointment processing in general should be directed to the HR/Payroll Service Center at 615-2000.

Effective September 1, 2013, the minimum Full Time Rate for GSI's and GSSA's on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses will be $18,600/term, reflecting the GEO contract-specified increase in minimum rates of 2% .

Effective: September 1, 2013

Average Weekly Work Expectation* Employment Fraction 'Standard' Hours**  Per Term Rate  Monthly      'COMPRATE'
Up to 3.49 .087 3.48 $1,618.20 $404.55
3.5 to 5.49 .137 5.48 $2,548.20 $637.05
5.5 to 7.49 .187 7.48 $3,478.20 $869.55
7.5 to 9.49 .237 9.48 $4,408.20 $1,102.05
9.5 to 12.49 .25 10 $4,650.00 $1,162.50
12.5 to 14.49 .30 12 $5,580.00 $1,395.00
14.5 to 16.49 .35 14 $6,510.00 $1,627.50
16.5 to 20.00 .50 20 $9,300.00 $2,325.00
20.01 to 25.49 .60 24 $11,160.00 $2,790.00
25.5 to 30.49 .65 26 $12,090.00 $3,022.50
30.5 to 35.49 .75 30 $13,950.00 $3,487.50
35.5 or more 1.00 40 $18,600.00 $4,650.00
* The "Average Weekly Work Expectation" is derived from Article X of the GEO contract and is used in section 4 of the Fraction Calculation form http://hr.umich.edu/hrris/forms/departments.html)
**"Standard Hours" is a term used in the UHR appointment system to produce a pay rate consistent with GEO contract standards-it is not a creature of the agreement with GEO.

Additional GSI/GSSA Salary Information for 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 'hourly equivalent ' pay rate for GSI/SA's, both for Employees who are assigned as temporary replacement coverage for an absent employee as described in Article X 'Salaries' (section F.) and for use as described in Article XXI 'Training', is: $26.83/hr.


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