Procedure IX: Educational Advancement Incentive for Full-Time Non-Teaching Employees

  1. Introduction
    San Jacinto College recognizes the need for employees to improve their job knowledge and skills. To reward employees who choose to further their education, effective September 1, 2014,      full-time, non-teaching* employees may receive an incentive for each degree level obtained above that with which they were hired.  Each employee may only receive one incentive for each degree level (e.g., if an employee receives two Masters Degrees, they will only receive the incentive for the first). 
     
  2. Procedure
    The degree must be received from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. The Educational Advancement Incentive is contingent upon receipt of official transcripts by Human Resources, directly from the degree-granting institution.

    The Educational Advancement Incentive is a one-time payment for each degree level attained and does not become part of the employee’s base salary.
  • A $1,500 incentive will be given for receipt of an Associate’s Degree.
  • A $2,000 incentive will be given for receipt of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • A $2,500 incentive will be given for receipt of a Master’s Degree.
  • A $3,000 incentive will be given for receipt of a Doctoral Degree.

For current employees, the Educational Advancement Incentive will be processed following receipt of official transcripts documenting the degree attained. Official transcripts must be received by Human Resources directly from the institution granting the credit by the published payroll cut-off date in September of each year.

The Educational Advancement Incentive will only be processed for degrees obtained during the fiscal year in which the employee applies for the incentive.  The incentive will not be processed retroactively for degrees obtained in previous fiscal years.

Employees anticipating receiving a degree from an accredited institution and thus qualifying for an Educational Advancement Incentive in future years should advise the appropriate supervisor during the budget planning process for the next fiscal year. In order to qualify for an education incentive, transcripts must be received by Human Resources by the published payroll cut-off date in September in order to be processed for that fiscal year. Transcripts received after the September payroll cut-off date will be processed effective the next fiscal year.

* Full-time Faculty receive additional compensation if they have a Master's + 18 graduate hours, a Master's + 36 graduate hours, ABD, or a doctoral degree. Please see the Faculty Salary Schedule or contact the Compensation office in the Human Resources Department for more information.

Procedure #:

Procedure IX

Procedure Name:

Educational Advancement Incentive for Full-Time Non-Teaching Employees

Pages:

2

Adopted Date:

August 6, 2001

Revision/Reviewed Date:

December 15, 2014

Effective Date:

August 6, 2001 and December 16, 2014

Associated Policy:

N/A