Graduate Student Appointments:
Processing Appointments for Graduate Student Assistants

MEMO TO: Units Appointing GSIs, GSSAs and GSRAs

FROM: Academic Human Resources

SUBJECT: 2014 - 2015 Minimum Rates for Graduate Student Assistants

DATE: June 24, 2014 (Information regarding U-M-Flint GSI/GSSA rates added July 24, 2014)


Graduate Student Research Assistants

Effective September 1, 2014, the minimum full-time equivalent stipend rate for four (4) calendar months for Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA’s) will be $18,925 for the Ann Arbor and Dearborn Campuses.

Also effective September 1, 2014, the minimum full time equivalent stipend rate for four (4) calendar months for GSRAs will be $13,448 for the UM-Flint campus.

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).

Graduate Student Instructors and Graduate Student Staff Assistants

Effective September 1, 2014, 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 $18,971. This rate reflects the GEO contract specified 2% increase in full time rate.

Also effective September 1, 2014, 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$16,049.

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

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 734-763-8938.

2014-2015 Salary Information for GSI's and GSSA's on the Ann Arbor Campus

Effective September 1, 2014, the minimum Full Time Rate for GSI's and GSSA's will be $18,971/term, reflecting the GEO contract-specified increase in minimum rates of 2%.

Effective: September 1, 2014

Average Weekly Work Expectation* Employment Fraction 'Standard' Hours**  Per Term Rate  Monthly      'COMPRATE'
Up to 3.49 .087 3.48 $1,650.48 $412.62
3.5 to 5.49 .137 5.48 $2,599.03 $649.76
5.5 to 7.49 .187 7.48 $3,547.58 $886.89
7.5 to 9.49 .237 9.48 $4,496.13 $1,124.03
9.5 to 12.49 .25 10 $4,742.75 $1,185.69
12.5 to 14.49 .30 12 $5,691.30 $1,422.83
14.5 to 16.49 .35 14 $6,639.85 $1,659.96
16.5 to 20.00 .50 20 $9,485.50 $2,371.38
20.01 to 25.49 .60 24 $11,382.60 $2,845.65
25.5 to 30.49 .65 26 $12,331.15 $3,082.79
30.5 to 35.49 .75 30 $14,228.25 $3,557.06
35.5 or more 1.00 40 $18,971.00 $4,742.75
* 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 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 '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: $27.36/hr.


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