Full-time employees are eligible for a review for the advanced degree supplement upon the employee’s hire date at FLVS.
The advanced degree cannot be the degree level required in the minimum qualifications for the position. If a position requires a Master’s degree, then the employee is only eligible if the advanced degree is Specialist or above and meets the other eligibility requirements below.
Once approved, the supplement amount is broken out and paid in biweekly installments and is not part of base pay and will not be listed on the contract. The approved supplement continues and will be re-evaluated for eligibility any time the employee changes positions.
Payments for advanced degrees may be awarded upon receipt of an official transcript by Compensation, Human Resources and be retroactive to the employee’s hire date at FLVS; the date the degree was awarded; or the beginning of the current fiscal year, whichever is later.
- Per State Statute, the degree major or specialization must align directly with one of the employee’s certifications to be eligible.
Employees must submit their official transcript to Compensation at firstname.lastname@example.org for review. It is not an automatic process, although Compensation runs reports to monitor any possible eligible employees, however it is the employee’s responsibility to submit their official transcript to Compensation department for review.
- 12-month Master’s degree - $2,500
- 12-month Specialist degree - $4,000
- 12-month Doctorate degree - $5,000
*Amounts are prorated for 10-month employees depending on number of contract days in that fiscal year.