As of January 2021, the Alaska minimum wage is $10.34/hr. The Federal minimum wage is $7.25/hr. The University of Alaska follows federal wage and hour guidelines.
When fiscal circumstances permit, staff salaries may be increased "across the board" by a specific percentage at the beginning of a fiscal year (July -June). Such increases must be approved by the Board of Regents.
Promotions are defined as a movement from a position in one grade to a different position in a higher grade. Placement will be at the minimum of the new grade or at the closest step which provides a 10% increase in pay, whichever increase is greater.
Employees classified as Non-Exempt receive pay for hours worked in excess of 40 straight-time hours per week. Overtime hours must be approved, in advance, by your supervisor.
Employees classified as Exempt do not receive pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
Overtime is paid at 1-1/2 times your regular rate of pay, for hours worked over 40 hours per week. Sick leave, holiday leave or annual leave hours do not count as hours worked in a week in determining overtime. For example, if an employee uses 8 hours annual leave on Monday and works 40 hours Tuesday – Saturday, all time will be at the regular rate of pay.
Some on-call time is payable and some is not. Your freedom to pursue your own interests while on-call determines whether or not you should be paid. If you are required to carry a beeper but are free to pursue your own interests, you would not be paid until you had to respond to a call. If you are required to remain at your place of work and are not allowed to pursue your own interests, your employer is required to pay you for this on-call time.
If you are in a non-exempt position and travel during your regular working hours (even if travel occurs on your day off), or if you are doing work while you are traveling, the University must pay you for your travel time.
If you have any questions about the information provided here please contact your regional Human Resources office or the Statewide Office of Human Resources.