General merit salary increases will be distributed to all employees based on the increase amount determined each year by College leadership.
The general merit pool will be determined by considering market trends, College financial resources, and overall College strategy and goal achievement. While it is the intent of the College to provide annual salary increases, the College cannot guarantee that such increases will occur every year, nor can it guarantee an amount. Employees with satisfactory or better performance are eligible to receive general merit increases, if the College authorizes increases for that year.
To recognize top performers, additional merit awards may be recommended by supervisors subject to the availability of additional merit funding. Again, while there is no guarantee that additional merit funds will be made available in any given year, whenever possible the College will endeavor to utilize such funding to recognize and reward strong performance in this way.
No employee will be paid over the Pay Band maximum. If an increase would cause the salary to exceed the maximum, a lump sum payment will be made in lieu of an increase to base salary. Over time, as the structure moves with the market, and individual salaries are within the band range, salary increases can resume.