Shadow salary arrangements are created to protect salary paid from General Purpose Operating Funds (GPOF) for a full-time faculty member in the tenure stream and will normally arise in the following circumstances:
This procedure allows for the tracking of GPOF slots for these faculty members to ensure that the funding is available on his or her full-time return to GPOF or to the home department (for administrative positions). Shadow salaries should be set up in advance of the salary distribution. However, if the shadow salary is retroactive, the effective date should be the date of the last negotiated salary increase.
In order to set up a shadow salary, the Shadow Salary Appointment Form is used. Generally, 1) the regular appointment is put on an unpaid leave that becomes the shadow salary, and 2) a second, active job is put on the system for the period of the new funding. Both of these appointments will default to the regular GPOF salary when the external funding or administrative position ends.
In filling out the Shadow Salary Appointment Form, please note the following:
For further information please contact Faculty Relations.