Pay and Service Center Rates

Pay and Service Center Rates

TES Service Center Rate

The TES unit is an in-house service center with Auburn University. 

Each fiscal year, the TES unit establishes a service rate (commonly referred to as the TES surcharge) that is based on direct costs required to operate the TES unit. Employing departments are charged a rate (consisting of the TES surcharge and the part-time fringe rate) for their actual usage of TES employees.

Refer to the Auburn University Service Center Policy for additional information.

Service Center Rates

2021-22 Rate* 2020-21 Rate*
TES surcharge 4.66 percent 4.88 percent
Part-time fringe rate 12.3 percent 14.3 percent
TES Service Center Rate 16.96 percent 19.18 percent

* 2021-22 rate effective Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022; 2020-21 rate effective Oct. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021


TES employee positions are typically non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime provisions. Employees are paid for all hours worked on an hourly basis, and receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek at a rate of time and one-half their hourly rate of pay.  In some instances, TES employees, such as credentialed professionals, may have their positions designated as exempt.

Employing departments should refer to the Human Resource’s Job Descriptions and Pay Ranges as guides for aligning TES employee pay rates with work performed. TES employee pay rates are determined within the employing department and may be subject to the approval of the TES unit.

If departments would like to discuss pay rate options, contact Abbi Brown, Director, Employment Services.

Last updated: 09/21/2021