(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
  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);
       C.   Other circumstance which is documented and approved by
            the institution's Chief Executive Officer or designee.
       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."