4-7 Policy for Flexible Merit Increases for Unrepresented Employees
Approved: County Administrator
Authority: Human Resources / County Administrator
Revised Date: July 27, 2004
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In order to retain valuable unrepresented employees, this policy seeks to clarify when an unrepresented employee may receive a flexible merit increase to his/her salary reflecting outstanding performance.
- Generally, an appointing authority may award a 2½% or 5% increase to the Unrepresented employee’s salary at the time the employee would regularly be due for a merit consideration. For those unrepresented employees who have received an “outstanding” performance evaluation, the appointing authority has the option of awarding a 5% increase earlier than the employee would regularly be due for a merit consideration, or awarding a 7½%, or 10% increase at the time the employee would regularly be due for a merit consideration provided that the employee:
- Has had no other special salary adjustment in the last twelve months,
- Has not received more than 10% salary increase in the last twelve months,
- Has not received an “Improvement Needed” comment on a merit evaluation in the last eighteen months,
- Remains within the current pay range after proposed merit step advances.
- A flexible merit increase, as outlined above, must be recommended by the appointing authority and approved by the County Administrator.
- To award an employee with outstanding performance an early merit increase or a merit increase of 7½%, or 10%, the appointing authority shall complete the Advanced Salary Step for Unrepresented Employees.
- Send the form to the County Administrator for approval. Completed forms, both approved and disapproved, are returned to the department.
- When a merit increase has been given earlier than the time the employee would regularly be due for a merit consideration, any subsequent merit evaluation is then scheduled for twelve months following the “early” merit date.