March 10, 2021
Memo From The Campus President to UUP Members:
During negotiations for the 2016-2022 State/UUP Agreement, the parties agreed to develop
guidelines and a methodology for a salary equity study to be conducted at each campus.
The purpose of the study is to identify compression and inversion for UUP-represented
employees. Salary inversion may exist when new employees are hired at salaries higher
than experienced employees; compression may exist when salaries of experienced employees
fail to maintain distance above salaries of new employees.
A State/SUNY/UUP executive-level committee has developed guidelines and a methodology
to analyze and identify the extent of salary compression and inversion, and the adopted
guidelines and methodology have been implemented at Farmingdale State College.
The agreement between the State and UUP includes using 0.5% of the DSI to address
identified compression and inversion. In an effort to be transparent, I have attached
a summary of specific factors made in the distribution of the funds dedicated to addressing
If you should have any specific issues or concerns regarding the analysis completed
at Farmingdale State College, please contact Human Resources at HR@farmingdale.edu.