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Alphabetical List - Salaried Appointment


Hire a new regular (overall apointment duration of seven months or more) full- or part-time salaried professional employee, or
Renew a professional salaried Fixed Length Term assignment.

Do not use for temporary salaried professional hires.

Note: This form is preceded by steps included in the hiring process including submission and approval of the Request to Fill form, the approval of the search process by Equal Opportunity, and the completion of a PDQ submitted (for eligible positions) to Human Resources. The PDQ results in the assignment of a Job Family and placement in a wage band within the Salaried Employee Classification and Compensation Program. Before initiating the appointment paperwork, the supervisor should also complete a Safety Checklist for review by Safety and Environmental Management.

Basic Guidelines

  1. The appointment materials, title, nature of appointment, salary, work year, and other applicable terms and conditions should be consistent with the posted job vacancy announcement.
  2. Salaried appointments must be approved by the President, Chancellor and/or BOT if appropriate, before the effective date of the hire.
    • President approval is required for an appointment at a salary of $65,000 or above,
    • Chancellor approval is required for an appointment at a salary of $90,000 or above,
    • President and UMS approval is required if the hire represents an exception to the SECCP program, ex. hiring salary in the 4th quartile of the salary band.
  3. Completed paperwork, approved through the Provost level, should be delivered to OHR at least two weeks prior to the hire date. A department submitting an appointment that will require approval beyond the campus should plan accordingly. Please call Dianne King, Employment Letter Coordinator, at 581-1640 for more information.
  4. An employe’s pay will continue unless a subsequent action such as a leave or separation action is received by Payroll regardless of the nature of the appointment (ongoing, soft money, or fixed length).
  5. Departments are expected to monitor and extend Accounting ID end dates as appropriate.
  6. If not typed, use black or blue ink on white paper only.

Materials to Accompany Appointment

The Employee Will Need to Complete the Following Documents:

  1. Individual Data Sheet (IDS) (PDF)
  2. Completed I-9
  3. W-4 (PDF)/W-4 ME (PDF)
  4. EEO Form
  5. Benefits Forms – Contact the Benefits Office (581-2366) for forms and to schedule a new employee orientation.
  6. Direct Deposit (required for all salaried hires) (PDF)

Completing the Form
The following describes parts of the form that may not be self-explanatory. The fields included in the Salaried Appointment Form directly relate to the information required by Payroll to create the employee’s record in MaineStreet. Based on the specific nature of the appointment, some areas may be marked as N/A (not applicable).

Line 1
MaineStreet ID #

Completed IDS, I-9, W-4 and applicable benefit forms are required before this number can be assigned.
Please do not delay this form while waiting for a MaineStreet ID.

Line 3
Planned Exit Date

This is the date the initial appointment will end. The end of the pay cycle should always be used for non fiscal year employees, ex. August 31 for a student calendar year appointment. To avoid the employee being overpaid, the department is responsible for processing the appropriate paperwork for a leave of absence or to sever employment.

Line 5
Employee Supervision Level

The level of supervisory responsibility assigned to the employee:

A = Academic Director R = Coordinator
B = Associate Director S = Associate Dean
D = Director T = Assistant Dean
H = Department Head V = Vice President
Z = Supervisor

Line 6
Monthly Rate
BOT policy requires that non fiscal year employees be paid in 12 installments. Therefore, non-fiscal year salaried employees who are hired after the beginning of their work year must have their pay spread over the normal pay cycle. The monthly rate of pay beginning the following September would be one twelfth of the employee’s base pay. Excepting Management Group employees, salaried professional positions are assigned to a salary band in accordance with SECCP procedures.

Earnings Distribution

The breakdown between Accounting ID’s may be expressed to 3 decimal places.

Comments Section
Include other relevant information about the appointment here including:

  1. Stipend amount and duration of stipend appointment, if applicable,
  2. Other stipulations or conditions of appointment.

Form Routing and Approvals

  1. If a joint appointment, department head of second unit
  2. Research director (if a Joint Appointment/member of a Research Unit)
  3. Academic dean
  4. Jennifer Baker, Financial Manager, Sponsored Programs, if the action includes a Fund 23 chartfield combo (MEIF)
  5. VP for Research (if a Joint Appointment/member of a Research Unit OR the increase is funded by MEIF monies);
  6. VP Academic Affairs and Provost
  7. Human Resources will then prepare the appointment materials for review/approval, at the VP and Provost and/or President level. Human Resources will also prepare any necessary transmittal documents if further approval at the Chancellor/BOT level is required.

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Contact Information

Office of Human Resources
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)581-1581E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System