34.3 Rules

34.3.1 Categories of Compensation

Compensation (except for that of Administrative Assistants (34.3.7)) will comprise;

Annual Salary (34.3.2),
Year-End Bonus (34.3.3),
Overtime Premium (34.3.4), and
Allowances (34.3.5);

Commuting Allowance (34.3.5.1),
Housing Allowance (34.3.5.2), and
Away from Home Allowance (for Permanent Employees) (34.3.5.3).

 

34.3.2 Annual Salary

The University maintains a pay structure based on job categories and responsibility levels. That is, the University groups positions that are similar in nature and difficulty in terms of duties, responsibilities, and compensation (see 34.3.2.1).  The University studies compensation trends in these job categories (and levels) in order to determine equitable and consistent rate structures, and to maintain a competitive position in the job market.

34.3.2.1. Job Classification
All University employee positions (except for those of wage employees which are defined in 34.3.7) are separated into job categories (classification based on similarity of duties and activities) and job levels (classification based on relative difficulty of the job measured by factors such as 1) responsibility, 2) expected knowledge, skills, abilities and experience, and 3) complexity of problems) by evaluating job descriptions. (Chapter 31.5.1.3)

34.3.2.1.1. Promotion
 “Promotion” is to be promoted to a higher job rank given the result of the annual performance evaluation and its abilities. Review of the Salary Review Committee: SRC is necessary for this promotion.

34.3.2.1.2. Demotion・Salary Decrease
Demotion is a movement to a lower job class from the current position. An Employee is subject to demotion when;

An Employee is rated “Needs Improvement” (3 rating scale, Excellent, Good, Needs Improvement) for 2 (two) consecutive years at the Annual Performance Evaluation
​The University determines that the employee assigned to his/her position clearly lacks the necessary qualifications for the position. This demotion must be reviewed by the Salary Review Committee.
An employee fails to meet the University’s performance standards and the University considers it necessary to demote him/her as a disciplinary action (PRP38.3.5.)

Following demotion, salary will be reduced by a maximum of 10% of the employee’s current salary.

34.3.2.2. Salary Plan

34.3.2.2.1. Each job level of each job category has an annual salary range with:

Mid Point: Represents average market income for each level.
Minimum: a specified percent below Mid Point.
Maximum: a specified percent above Mid Point.

34.3.2.2.2. The rate range for each level is established and annually reviewed considering various factors.

34.3.2.2.3. Based on the annual review, changes in rate ranges are proposed by the Vice President for Human Resource (VPHR)  as necessary. With the review of the SRC established by the CEO/President, these changes are usually made effective April 1.
Changes in rate ranges are applied uniformly to all employees in the range on the day the changes become effective in principle. 

34.3.2.2.4. Individuals will be paid at a rate within the range according to their ability, training, experience, performance and internal equity, subject to the approval of the Vice President for Human Resource (VPHR) , or the CEO/President for Senior Level Executives and Faculty members.
Annual Salaries of the employees whose contract terms are less than 1 year shall be proportionated to the length of the contract.

34.3.2.2.5  The Additional Allowance shall be paid based on duty and responsibility except the base salary if the chief Executive Officer(CEO)/President set down the criteria separately.
In that case, preceding Chapter 34.3.2(Annual Salary) should not be applied/

34.3.2.3 Merit Increase
​Definitions are described in PRP 36.2.6.

 

34.3.3 Year-End Bonus

Definitions are described in Chapter 36.2.7.

 

34.3.4 Overtime Premium

34.3.4.1 Overtime Premium is paid monthly to employees for each hour they are instructed by an authorized supervisor to work in excess of scheduled working hours.

34.3.4.2 The amount of Overtime Premium per hour is calculated by multiplying the amount of an employee’s hourly salary (Chapter 34.3.6.5) with the overtime premium rate specified below.

Work exceeding the scheduled working hours on days other than statutory holidays (Sundays and national holidays)
- Up to 60 hours: 25 percent
- More than 60 hours: 50 percent
Work on statutory holidays (Sundays and national holidays): 35 percent
Work at late-night (after 10:00 pm and before 5:00 am): additional 25 percent

34.3.4.3 TheThe Amount of Overtime Premium for Part-time Employees are as stipulated in the Compensation Rules for Part-time Employees.

 

34.3.5 Allowances

34.3.5.1 Commuting Allowance
A Commuting Allowance is paid to employees commuting over a distance of more than 2 kilometers.
The amount of each commuting allowance is determined according to factors such as measures of commuting and distances in the case that employees use automobiles for commuting, as specified in the attached table.

34.3.5.2 Housing Allowance
A Housing Allowance is paid to full-time employees who rent housing for their own residences and pay the rent themselves. However, a Housing Allowance shall not be paid to full-time employees who own a house within Okinawa Main Island or fall under the exemption from housing allowance stipulated in the Compensation Rules for Regular Employees and the Compensation Rules for Fixed-Term Employees.
The amount is determined based on the attached table.

34.3.5.3 Away from Home Allowance
An Away from Home Allowance is paid to Permanent Employees who change their residence to outside of Okinawa (living separately from their spouse) due to a relocation of workplace instructed by the University or Permanent Employees under similar circumstances approved by the Vice President for Gender Equality and Human Resource Development (VPGEHR).
The monthly amount is determined based on the attached table.

 

34.3.6 Rules of Payment

34.3.6.1 Pay Date. Compensation is paid monthly (for the first day to the last day of the month) on the 17th  of the every month (or on the closest preceding business day if the 17th falls upon a holiday.)
When an employee is hired, retires, takes Administrative Leave, or experiences any other changes which affect compensation during the course of the month, his/her monthly compensation, Commuting Allowance and Housing Allowance for that month is calculated on a pro-rated basis based on the number of scheduled work days.

34.3.6.2 Early Payment. At the request of an employee, early payment of compensation for past work may be made at the discretion of the University when the employee or individuals dependent on his/her income is in the following circumstances;

Required to return to their hometown for unavoidable reasons for a period of more than a week; or
Becomes burdened with costs arising from marriage, funeral, birth, illness, calamity or death.

This also applies to the case where an employee leaves the University for retirement or dismissal.

34.3.6.3 Pay Method. Compensation is directly paid in cash to employees. However, with the consent of the employee, it may be paid by electronic transfer directly into saving accounts in a bank or other financial institutions designated by the employee.

34.3.6.4 Deduction. Compensation is paid after deducting the payments that the University is allowed or required to deduct under laws, regulations or a written agreement concluded with the Employment Representative.

34.3.6.5 Monthly, Daily, Hourly Salary. The amount of monthly, daily and hourly salaries are calculated by the following formulas:

Monthly: [Annual Salary] divided by 12 (or the number of months of the employment contract if that is less than 12.)
Daily: [Monthly Salary] divided by [[the number of days of the month] minus [the number of holidays of the month]]
Hourly: [Monthly Salary] divided by [the average monthly number of regularly scheduled working hours]

34.3.6.6 Fractions. In the calculation of compensation, fractions of less than 0.5 yen will be rounded down and fractions of between 0.5 yen or more and less than 1 yen will be counted as 1 yen.

34.3.6.7 Absence and Leaves. The amount for each day and each hour of absence (including lateness and leaving early) or un-paid leaves, calculated with daily and hourly salary (34.3.6.5), will be deducted from the monthly salary.
During the period of the paid leave (except for Administrative  Leave) listed in Chapter 33.3.1,  the regular compensation to be paid when employees work for scheduled working hours will be paid.
Compensation for employees on Administrative Leave is set forth in Chapter 33.3.9.

 

34.3.7 Salary of Administrative Assistants

34.3.7.1 Categories of Compensation. Compensation of Administrative Assistants (part-time employees (Chapter 30.2.2.3.2) who are engaged in routine clerical duties is usually made up of:

Base Salary;
Overtime Premium; and
Commuting Allowance.

34.3.7.2 Base Salary. Base Salary is determined by the number of scheduled work days per month and an hourly wage individually decided by the HR Management Section between 800 and 2,500 yen per hour depending on their job description and their experiences.

34.3.7.3 Compensation is paid monthly with the last day of the month as the wage cutoff date, on the 17th day of the following month (or on the closest preceding business day if the 17th falls upon a holiday.)

34.3.7.4 Reduction of Compensation. When an Administrative Assistant does not work during his/her scheduled work hours (aside from paid holidays), the employee’s compensation is reduced by one hour of wages for each hour the employee does not work.

34.3.7.5 The following provisions are applied to Administrative Assistants.

Overtime Premium (34.3.4)
(“Hourly salary” in 34.3.4 is replaced by “hourly wage.”)
Rules of Payment (34.3.6) except for 34.3.6.1, 34.3.6.5, and 34.3.6.7.

 

34.3.8 Temporary Measures for Transition

Notwithstanding the rules set forth from PRP Chapter 34, with regard to any matters of employee compensation, the provisions of the following rules basically transferred from the OIST Promotion Corporation will be applicable for the time being in order to achieve a smooth transition from the OIST Promotion Corporation to the OIST School Corporation.

Compensation Rules for Permanent Employees
Compensation Rules for Fixed-term Employees
Compensation Rules for Administrative Assistants

 

34.3.9 Compensation for Full-time Officers

34.3.9.1 Categories of Compensation. Compensation of full-time Officers (the CEO/President, the Vice CEO, and Full-time Auditor) comprises:

Base Salary;
Special Adjustment Allowance;
Commuting Allowance; and
Housing Allowance.

34.3.9.2 Base Salary. Amount of Base Salary is determined by the Board of Governors within the maximum amount specified in the following table: 

Officers The maximum amount (yen)
The CEO 30,000,000
The Vice-CEO 20,000,000
Auditor 15,000,000

34.3.9.3 Special Adjustment Allowance. A Special Adjustment Allowance may be paid to full-time Officers when it is deemed necessary in consideration of their experience regarding internationally excellent scientific research and education, difficulty of duties, past achievements, and anticipated contributions.
The amount of Special Adjustment Allowance is determined by the Board of Governors (BOG) after consultation with the Cabinet Office.

34.3.9.4 Commuting Allowance. Rules on Commuting Allowance for employees (34.3.5.1) are applied to Full-time Officers.

34.3.9.5 Housing Allowance. Rules on Housing Allowance for employees (34.3.5.2) are applied to Full-time Officers.

34.3.9.6 Pay Dates. Compensation is paid monthly (for the first day to the last day of the month) on the 17th of the every month (on the closest preceding business day if the 17th falls upon a holiday.)
When an Officer is newly appointed, or resigns or is dismissed, during the course of the month, his/her monthly compensation, Commuting Allowance and Housing Allowance of that month is calculated on a pro-rated basis based on the number of business days. However, the entire amount of the monthly compensation is paid when the Officer dies during the course of the month.

34.3.9.7 Pay Method. The compensation of Officers is paid, after deducting all amounts that are to be deducted from the Officer’s compensation by law, directly in cash or via bank transfer to the deposit or saving account designated by the Officer.

34.3.9.8 Monthly Compensation. Amount of monthly compensation is calculated by the following formula:
[[Base Salary] + [Special Adjustment Allowance]/12 (or the number of months of the appointment contract if that is less than 12)

34.3.9.9 Fractions. In the calculation of compensation, fractions of less than 0.5 yen will be rounded down and fractions of between 0.5 yen or more and less than 1 yen will be counted as 1 yen.

 

34.3.10 Part-time Officers

The compensation of Part-time Officers is paid as determined separately by the Board of Governors in accordance with their position, considering their working arrangements.

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