In a letter to chancellors on July 19th, President Napolitano announced that she has approved systemwide merit increases for non-represented staff for fiscal year 2018-2019, giving chancellors an overall budget of 3 percent to use for possible pay increases if performance criteria are met, and flexibility regarding the effective date of raises.

The merit pay program applies to non-represented staff in career or partial-year career appointments who meet performance critieria; it excludes student employees and anyone covered by Academic Personnel policies. Wages for union-represented employees are governed by labor contracts and are not affected by this program.

This increase is part of President’s Napolitano’s goal to implement regular, systemwide pay increases when possible to recognize the contributions of staff.

If merit pay increases are implemented at the beginning of the fiscal year, increases should be effective July 1, 2018 for both monthly and bi-weekly paid employees. However, locations and departments do have some flexibility in the timing and administration of their budgets, and in the establishment of additional program parameters or criteria that best suit their needs.

Each location will announce the details of the local program, including the effective date and program parameters. Watch for details about the salary program at your location.