Category: Messages to the Community

Title: Salary Increases for FY22 and University Contributions to 403(b)

Dear Colleagues,

Over the course of this fiscal year and throughout the current public health crisis, Staff and AAP employees have made sacrifices and shouldered many burdens while demonstrating incredible adaptability and a deep commitment to our community. Our Staff and AAPs have shown us that together we can find solutions to even the most challenging issues we face as a university. 

In recognition of this ongoing commitment and sacrifice, University leadership has approved a 2% salary increase for all eligible Staff and AAP employees as we move into Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. With limited exceptions as explained below, employees who were hired, promoted, transferred or reclassified prior to March 1, 2021, will receive this salary increase, effective July 1, 2021. Exceptions include:

  • Employees currently in their probationary period, hired prior to March 1, 2021, must satisfactorily complete their probation before receiving the increase. In those instances, the annual salary increase will be effective the first payroll period after probation has been completed.
  • Employees hired, promoted, transferred or reclassified on or after March 1, 2021, and employees whose employment is subject to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, are not eligible for this annual salary increase.
  • Employees who are currently on a Performance Improvement Plan or who have a current written warning are not eligible for the annual salary adjustment.

Although this increase is not tied to merit this year, we strongly encourage all managers to engage their direct reports in the performance management process. All employees are entitled to receive feedback on their performance. The annual review is an opportunity to recognize challenges and accomplishments and set a shared vision for the year ahead. Merit-based increases will resume next year.

If you have any questions about the FY22 salary increase, please contact your HR Client Services Partner.

Yesterday in President DeGioia’s message to our community, it was announced that the University will be resuming its contributions to the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (DCRP). University contributions will be reflected in the June 18 paycheck for those paid biweekly and the June 30 paycheck for monthly-paid employees. All plan provisions that were in place prior to the University’s temporary suspension of its contributions to the 403(b) will be reinstated.

As a reminder, eligible employees who have been working at Georgetown for at least two years and who contribute 3% to the DCRP will receive 10% from Georgetown. Employees covered under the legacy plan provisions prior to 1996 will continue to receive 12% when contributing 3%. If you have reduced or stopped your DCRP contributions, you will need to increase your contribution to 3% by June 13 if you are paid bi-weekly or by June 23 if you are paid monthly in order to receive the full University match for June. You can learn more on the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits website.

If you have questions about the retirement plan, please contact or call 202-687-2500.


Anthony D. Kinslow, MA, JD
Chief Human Resources Officer
Vice President of Human Resources