Financial Awards for College Degrees and Professional Credentials

Division Guideline 

Financial Awards for College Degrees and Professional Credentials

Approved:  
21 April 2001

Revised:
16 November 2010
See RED type for recent changes

I. REFERENCE

II. DEFINITIONS

  • Career Path - Planned future steps in the progression of an employee's profession or field of work at Weber State University.
  • Non-Career Path - Planned future steps that are not consistent with the progression of an employee's profession or field of work at Weber State University.

III. GUIDELINES

A. The Administrative Services Division of Weber State University recognizes the value of college degrees and professional credentials and encourages its employees to attain them.

B. Employees should discuss their plans to attain college degrees and professional credentials with department leadership before undertaking any actions.  To aid in the discussion, a College Degree or Professional Credential Planning Form should be completed.  NOTE:  Credentials or certifications that don't meet the criteria noted in Levels 1 and 2 may be recognized by the supervisor through a Spot Award.

C. Financial awards for the completion of college degrees and professional credentials will be recommended by department leadership to the Vice President. The type and amount of the financial award should be consistent with the table on the attached sheet.

D. One-time payments are awarded upon completion of the program. Base salary increases will be effective at the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1) following the completion of the degree or attainment of the credential.

 

College/University Degrees
Type of Degree Comments Type of Award Amount
One-Year College Certificate Career path Base salary increase $150
Associates Degree/Two-Year College Certificate OR an additional (second) Bachelors Degree or Graduate Degree General education and/or career path Base salary increase $300
Non-career path One-time payment $300
Bachelors Degree Career path Base salary increase $500
Non-career path One-time payment $500
Graduate Degree Career path Base salary increase $500
Non-career path One-time payment $500

Professional Credentials

Type of Credential Comments Type of Award Amount
Level 1 -- Requires certification through substantial education (i.e., 4-year degree), experience, and testing
Examples 
Career path Base salary increase $500
Non-career path One-time payment $500
Level 2 -- Requires certification through some amount of education, experience, and testing
Examples
Career path Base salary increase $300
Non-career path One-time payment $300
NOTE:  Credentials or certifications that don't meet the criteria noted in Levels 1 and 2 may be recognized by the supervisor through a Spot Award.

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