233.0 VII-9.30-POLICY ON SALARY UPON ENTRY INTO UMS SERVICE (Approved by the Board of Regents, June 9, 1995, EFFECTIVE July 1, 1996. Please see "replacement for" section of this policy.) I. Purpose and Applicability This policy establishes the guidelines for starting salary at UMS institutions. This policy applies to appointments to nonexempt -- maintenance, office, service, and technical staff. II. Entrance Into Service A. Appointment to any UMS position shall be made at the minimum of the salary range for the job class to which the position is assigned. Exceptions are addressed in Section III, below. B. The salary for all part-time regular appointments shall be prorated based on the salary prescribed for regular full-time appointment. III. Entrance Above Minimum The institution's Chief Executive Officer or his/her designee may authorize a salary above the minimum of the range but within the maximum of the range for the job class for any of the following criteria: A. A demonstrated and documented inability to attract a pool of qualified candidates; or B. Rejection of an offer of employment at the minimum rate for the position by the institution's top candidate(s); or C. Other circumstance which is documented and approved by the institution's Chief Executive Officer or designee. IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES: Each Chief Executive Officer shall identify his/her designee(s), if appropriate, for this policy; shall develop procedures as necessary to implement this policy; and shall forward a copy of such procedures to the Chancellor. Replacement for: The following policies as they apply to non-exempt employees of the UMS only are replaced effective July 1, 1996. However, Exempt employees will continue to be covered under such applicable existing policies until such time as revised policies governing exempt employees are approved. UM Personnel Policies and Rules for Classified Employees - Section III, Compensation - Entrance Into Service; Entrance Above Minimum, page III-2. UM Personnel Policies and Rules for Classified Employees, Section III, Compensation - Part-Time Employment, page III-6. Laws Relating to and Governing Policies and Procedures of the BTSUC, Section IX, Professional Librarians, Paragraph L.3., Salary and Fringe Benefits. Additionally, this policy supersedes, in whole or in part, any policy(ies) and/or procedure(s) established by the Regents, Trustees, Presidents, or their designees, of the former institutions of the University of Maryland, and of the former State Universities and Colleges, and of the Regents of the University of Maryland System that are in conflict with this policy's purpose, applicability, or intent, that may have been overlooked and not included as a specific citation under "Replacement for."