Merit Pay

Pay increases for staff are generally merit increases, based on the results of the annual evaluation process.  

Merit increases are distinct from any cost of living (COLA) increases provided.

Employees who receive an overall rating of satisfactory, above average or exceeds standards are eligible for a merit increase.*

In addition to the employee’s annual evaluation rating, eligibility for merit increase is based on the following:

  • Employees whose date of appointment meets the eligibility date covered in annual merit guidelines
  • Employees who have not received a written performance-based or conduct-based reprimand, or other serious disciplinary action during the previous rating period. 

All merit payments will be considered salary for the purposes of retirement contributions.

*Note: Because the availability of funding varies from year to year, merit pay may not be funded every fiscal year and merit increase amounts may vary. 

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