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Compensation and Payroll

UT’s Compensation Advisory Board (CAB) was launched in March 2010 to help guide the University’s compensation philosophy, structure and programs. The 13-member board serves in an advisory capacity and includes administrators, faculty and staff from every campus and institute.
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Employee Graduate Fee Waiver

Staff who are classified as graduate level students taking courses required by their employer or to maintain or improve skills needed in their present job are exempt from taxation.  To claim this exemption, please complete the Job Related Tuition Waiver Form.  This form requires both the signature of the employee and the department head.  Once the form has been completed, return the form to the University Wide Payroll Office at P115 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville TN, 37996 or email it to
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E-Verify required for all new hires within 3 days of hire date

Effective January 1, 2012, Tennessee state law requires that the work authorization status of all newly hired employees must be verified through the federal E-Verify program. The E-Verify process must be completed within 3 days of an employee’s hire date.  Failure to comply with these regulations can result in substantial penalties to the University, with fines up to $2,500 per violation and $2,500 per person not properly verified.
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Graduate Assistant - Taxability of Tuition Waiver

Teaching and research graduate tuition remission is tax exempted by IRS Code Section 117. Graduate assistantships that are not involved in teaching or research were specifically excluded from this exemption thereby making the tuition remission related to these assistantships taxable.
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Salary Schedule effective July 1, 2013

A new salary schedule for regular hires became effective July 1, 2013.
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