By | August 2, 2022
After another lengthy discussion, the Board finally approved the FY 23 compensation package and budget last night.  The Board focused on creating a tiered compensation package weighted toward the lowest paid employees. We can all agree that the cost of living in Austin is skyrocketing and ACC should pay all employees a living wage. The approved budget gives raises between 22% and 3.75% across the district. Read below for more details. Enjoy your final weeks of summer! 
~Samantha[email protected]
Newsworthy Information
Compensation Changes Begin September 1st
The compensation package for FY 23 has three parts: 
1. An increase in the minimum wage from $15.60 to $20 an hour.
2. A raise of $5,000 or 5%, whichever is higher, with a maximum of $10,000
3. A one-time payment for those making under $150,000.  

The one-time payment ranges from $1200 to $500.

Salaried Employee Compensation as of Sept 1
Under $50,00/year ($1,000 one time payment)
$50,000-$74,999/year ($900 one time payment)
$75,000-$99,999/year ($800 one time payment)
$100,000-$124,999/year ($600 one time payment)
$125,000-$149,999/year ($500 one time payment)
$150,000+ per year (No one time payment)

Part-time employees:
Adjunct Teaching 3+ courses/semester: ($1200 one time payment)
Adjunct teaching 2 or fewer courses/semster: ($500 one time payment)
Hourly Employees (ATt ACC 6+ months) ($250 one time payment)
Free virtual financial counseling for ACC faculty and staff
Through a new partnership with AFCPE (The Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education), ACC faculty and staff have access to free quality, unbiased financial counseling through the Pro Bono Financial Counseling Program. Free financial counseling is confidential and is provided by Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC) and AFC candidates who have passed their certification exam. Here are examples of what a financial counselor can provide during a session: Support in creating a budget, making a plan to pay down debt, or managing bills Guidance in managing finances after major life events like divorce, a new baby, job loss, or buying a home Answers to financial questions like how to (re)build credit
For more information, including a flyer and a link to schedule an appointment on the Student Money Management Office’s page dedicated to personalized financial guidance visit:
Request Embedded Student Support by August 5th
Where the Learning Lab Comes to You! Embedded Learning Support Services enhances the learning environment by directly integrating ACC Embedded Tutors and Academic Coaches into your courses. Embedded Tutors provide knowledge & skills for a specific content area. Embedded Academic Coaches provide effective learning strategies such as time management, note-taking, test-taking & study skills. Watch the short video below or click here for more detailed information.
Embedded Learning Support for FacultyUse this form to request your embedded support by August 5th.
Available Opportunities
Apply for the TLA by August 12th
Apply now for the year-long Teaching & Learning Academy (TLA) starting in Fall 2022. Anchored in the ACC Faculty Values and developed by faculty for faculty, the TLA contributes to student success by expanding faculty teaching practices. The program is designed to support faculty based on evidence-based teaching strategies, reflective practice, and teaching innovation. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 12th, 2022.More information can be found at
DC needed for Adjunct Staffing Work
The new Adjunct Staffing Committee needs a current Department Chair to serve as one of the committee co-chairs. Click on the Contact Us! button at the bottom of this newsletter to email your interest in joining this committee.
More information about the committee can be found here.
Faculty needed for the new Grievance Review Council
A Grievance Review Council was created as part of our newly implemented Employee Grievance process. We need one more full-time faculty member to work to report on the state of the grievance process and offer recommendations. Click on the Contact Us! button at the bottom of this newsletter to email your interest in joining this committee.
More information about the committee can be found here.
In Case You Missed It
Compliance Training is Now Found in Workday
Mandatory training is now available in Workday. The course titles are Cybersecurity Awareness, Groundswell (Discrimination & Harassment), Meridians (Title IX & Sexual Misconduct), and Tapestry (ADA Awareness).
To Locate Compliance Training in Workday:
Go to the homepage of Workday and Click the Learning icon. Click Discover from the navigation pane on the left side of the page. Find and select Browse Learning from the Learning Catalog in the first row under Discover. Select the required training from the list of courses. Helpful guides for navigating Workday can be found here.