Faculty Load and Compensation (FLAC)
Dear Part-time Instructor,
With the implementation of Faculty Load and Compensation, the payroll department will be automatically loading the personal and sick leave for part-time instructor classes. In the past, there was a delay in seeing leave added because it was a manual process. With FLAC, part-time instructors will now see their leave added to their banks when they begin receiving payment for a class.
In the past, leaves for all classes were front loaded, and available for use, even if instruction had not begun. With the new process, the leave will not be loaded until the pay period that instruction begins. If you are teaching different part of term classes, you may see multiple increases in your leave balance during the term.
The calculation used for leaves has not changed.
If you have any questions please contact Audrey Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at extension 51969.
FLAC Questions & Answers
- What is FLAC?
- Who worked on the FLAC project?
- When was FLAC implemented?
- As a part-time faculty member, what will be different with the FLAC process?
- Currently, my pay for courses is extended beyond the end date of my classes and into the term breaks. Will this pay practice continue so that I do not experience a break in pay checks?
- As a full-time faculty member, what will be different with FLAC processes?
- I teach full-term courses as a part-time faculty member in Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. Over which pay periods will my course pay be spread?
- As a part-time faculty member, will my pay be calculated differently for the Fall 2013 semester?
What is FLAC?
FLAC is an acronym for Faculty Load and Compensation. It is Banner system functionality that will assist CNM to streamline processes, including the administrative tasks that support course assignments for part-time faculty and Overload assignments for full-time faculty.
FLAC automated processes and does not affect the parameters related to faculty compensation, as this occurs during contract negotiations.
The project team included representatives from Student Services, Academic leadership and support, Faculty Contracts/Human Resources, Payroll, Internal Audit, ITS, and Labor Relations, as well as a Banner system consultant.
FLAC was implemented Summer 2013 and will continue to be used in the future.
Compensation for courses are paid in equal payments during pay periods throughout the term of the course, whether full-term or shorter-term courses.
Using the FLAC process, pay for part-time faculty commences the first pay period when the part of term begins. In the recent past, part-time faculty pay has started in the second pay period of the semester; FLAC automated process will allow pay to begin the first pay period of the semester.
Rather than receiving a Letter of Appointment through campus email, part-time faculty review and acknowledge course assignments through myCNM.
If you have questions about course assignment acknowledgements, please click here for the list of staff available to help with this new process.
In the past, my pay for courses was extended beyond the end date of my classes and into the term breaks. Will this pay practice continue so that I do not experience a break in pay checks?
FLAC processes are not designed to extend pay beyond the pay periods in which the last date of the class falls. However, the Payroll Department will extend pay for 1) all part-time faculty who are enrolled in voluntary health insurance programs and 2) any part-time faculty who advises Payroll that they want their pay extended. For the Fall 2013 semester, faculty must advise Payroll by Friday, August 23, 2013 by sending a completed PT Faculty Deferred Pay Authorization Form in an email message to email@example.com.
FLAC process does not affect full-time faculty workload assignments in any way. This means that contact hours, office hours, other duty hours and college service are not impacted and remain in effect as originally agreed upon by the dean and full-time faculty member.
FLAC did change how Overload assignments are processed. Rather than receiving a Letter of Appointment through campus email, full-time faculty will review and acknowledge their Overload course assignments
If I teach full-term courses as a part-time faculty member in Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. Over which pay periods will my course pay be spread?
Below are bi-weekly pay date ranges by semester for full-term classes:
- Summer 2013: June 21 – August 30 [6 pay periods for full-term courses]
- Fall 2013: September 13 - December 18 [8 pay periods for full-term courses]
- Spring 2014: January 17 – May 9 [9 pay periods for full-term courses]
- Summer 2014: June 6 – August 29 [7 pay periods for full-term courses]
However, the Payroll Department will extend pay into the break for 1) all part-time faculty who are enrolled in voluntary health insurance programs and 2) any part-time faculty who advises Payroll that they want their pay extended. For the Fall 2013 semester, faculty must advise Payroll by Friday, August 23, 2013 by sending an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Summer 2013 semester, pay was divided by six pay periods. Pay for the Fall 2013 semester will be divided by eight pay checks. If you elect to have your pay extended into the break, pay will be divided by 9 pay checks. This will result in decreased bi-weekly gross pay per pay check. Please refer to Item #8 for semester pay schedules.