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    Change in Arizona Minimum Wage – January 21, 2013

    In January 2013, the Arizona minimum wage will increase by 15 cents, from $7.65 per hour to $7.80 per hour. The University of Arizona is not required to comply with the state’s minimum wage law; however, we have made the decision to increase our minimum pay rate to align with the 2013 Arizona minimum wage. This will affect the minimum pay rate for pay grade 12 and create the opportunity to consolidate the pay ranges for Student Group A and Student Group B.

    Changes will be administered centrally and will be effective on January 21, 2013. The new rate will appear in the February 8, 2013 paycheck. Departments are encouraged to review their staffing plans to assess any impact of the increased cost, including ERE, on departmental operations.

    Classified Staff
    The pay range minimum for pay grade 12 will be adjusted from $7.65 per hour to $7.80 per hour. The seven affected job classifications are Athletic Facilities Attendant, Concessions Worker, Event Attendant, High School Student, High School Student – Food Service, Testing Examiner, and Tutor.

    Student Groups A and B
    For each of the last five years, the Student Group A pay minimum has been adjusted to keep step with the Arizona minimum wage. As of January 1, 2013, there is no longer a distinction between the minimum pay rates for Student Group A and Student Group B. To address this pay structure concern, the two classifications will be combined into Student Group B with a minimum pay rate of $7.80 per hour and maximum pay rate of $15.50 per hour. The Student Group A classification will be limited to use by the current incumbents and unavailable for future hiring. Once the Student Group A classification is no longer used, it will be retired. Student Groups C and D are unaffected.

    UAccess Analytics Dashboard
    To help departments identify the employees and student workers receiving minimum wage related increases, a special dashboard is now available in UAccess Analytics (Employee> Compensation> Arizona State Minimum Wage). The data on this report will be updated daily. On or around January 24th, this initial report will be replaced with a static report documenting the actual changes that were processed during that payroll cycle.

    Questions regarding the minimum wage may be directed to Jay Angus, Human Resources Research Analyst, at 520-621-0164 or at