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63.04  Compensation

Howard Community College maintains a competitive compensation program consistent with fiscal resources available and consistent with federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to wage and salary practices.  To provide incentive and rewards for outstanding performance among all employees, the college offers a merit pay program for all constituencies; compensation for merit performance is subject to available resources.  The board of trustees establishes the salary schedules for employees.

The college recognizes that a superior teaching faculty and staff is essential for Howard Community College students and for the citizens of Howard County.  To ensure fair and competitive compensation, the college periodically reviews salaries internally and externally.

63.04A Upper One-Third Compensation

To attract and retain superior faculty and to maintain a competitive position, the college’s board of trustees sets the faculty salary ranges to assure that they are in the upper one-third of faculty salary ranges in Maryland’s public community college system.

Effective Date:  8/1/2000