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2015 Discretionary Salary Award (DSA) Guidelines
Human Resources – 10/07/15

Brockport's ½% discretionary pool has been determined.  The President will withhold $6,296 from the full-time pool for campus wide and/or extraordinary awards leaving the remainder of the pool for distribution to defined areas.  Amounts associated with campus wide and/or extraordinary awards will be unrestricted.

The performance period covered by this award is July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015

To be eligible employees must have been employed in the professional services negotiating unit represented by UUP on June 30, 2015 or April 30, 2015 for part-time employees whose employment expires prior to July 1, 2015 and active or on a paid leave at the time of payment.  If an employee is terminated or on a leave without pay at the time of payment they are not eligible for the payment.

Vice Presidents must submit final recommendations to Payroll for review/entry by Friday, November 13, 2015.

The awards will be paid in payroll number 18, checks dated December 16, 2015.

For Full-time Employees:
Human Resources will provide the employee rosters and pool amount to each division by October 7, 2015. The pool will be distributed to defined areas according to the total FTE of eligible employees. As the pool is ½% which is one half of the past practice and per recommendation of the Professional Roles and Rewards Committee, the minimum award for professional employees has been modified in half and will be $500. Academic employees may receive awards at the $400, $500, or $600 level.  Defined areas are:  Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance, Advancement, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, College Communications, and REOC.

Employees: (1) may be nominated or, (2) may self-nominate.

Nominations for Professional Employees must include an evaluation for the period 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2015 with a cover letter, or, if necessary, with a DSA justification (maximum of 2 additional typewritten pages). Nominations, based this year on performance in the performance program, should be submitted to Unit Heads ranked in priority order, if applicable.  Unit Heads will then review the nominations and forward to a review committee (each VP should designate) ranked in priority order.  The review committee will review and rank all of the nominations for a VPs area and submit them to their VP for final action. The VPs will advise their committee of the DSA pool amount available to their division. 

For Part-time Employees:
Human Resources will calculate part-time awards. The awards will be made across the board proportional to FTE.

Employee Type



To Chair/Supervisor



To Dean/Next Level



VP Review Committee



To Provost and VP's



To Payroll