PRD and Merit Pay

Nonexempt Employees

Performance Review and Development (PRD) is used as a baseline determinant for merit allocation and salary action for Nonexempt employees. A nonexempt employees must receive an overall rating of “Meets Expectations” to be eligible for a merit increase or salary action in years that merit is allocated by the Legislature.

All merit pay and salary action decisions are subject to and defined by current pay policies and salary guidelines, as distributed to departments through the annual budget process.

Nonexempt employees who receive an overall rating of “Below Expectations” or “Unsatisfactory”  are not eligible for merit pay or salary action for the upcoming fiscal year.

Exempt Employees

Performance Review and Development (PRD) is used as a baseline determinant for merit allocation and salary action for Exempt employees.  All merit pay and salary action decisions are subject to and defined by current pay policies and salary guidelines, as distributed to departments through the annual budget process.

Exempt employees who receive an overall rating of “Below Expectations” or “Unsatisfactory”  are not eligible for merit pay or salary action for the upcoming fiscal year.

Baseline Determinant

As a “baseline determinant” the overall rating from PRD is used to qualify employees for merit pay or salary action.  There are many other criteria which are also considered during the allocation of merit pay or salary action.  Recruitment and retention, equity issues, acting capacity, service time and/or other criteria may be outlined in the salary guidelines which are distributed through the budget process.  Each fiscal year the merit pool varies as determined by legislative appropriation and campus funds, and also impact the salary guidelines and the distribution of merit pay and salary action.

Last updated: June 25, 2013