Annual Merit Exercise

The annual Salary Increase Exercise process establishes salary increases for faculty and administrative professional staff. Each college and vice president is given a set percentage of dollars to distribute amongst their employees based on merit and evaluation of performance for the past year. The other elements of the exercise include promotions from the promotion and tenure process, as well as equity and special increases which are used to address other salary adjustments that go beyond the scope of the merit component. This exercise is administered by the Office of Budgets and the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

Out-of-Cycle Pay Increase

Anytime that an employee’s salary increases (except in cases where someone is assuming a brand-new position), a “Salary Adjustment Outside the Annual Merit Cycle” form is required to be approved through the provost’s office. Even if the unit does not report to the Provost Office, the Individual Salary Adjustment form still needs to be reviewed by their committee.