Update – August 6, 2013

on August 6, 2013 in Weekly Update

Good Morning San Jacinto College Employees —

On Monday evening, the Board of Trustees approved the budget for 2013-2014 which includes a $2.2 million salary pool for merit pay increases.

These merit pay adjustments are effective September 1, 2013 and will be included in your September 30th paycheck. 

The Board approved merit pay adjustments for full-time employees (faculty, staff, and administrators) for fiscal year 2013-2014 are as follows:  

  • Those evaluated at “Valuable Contribution” will receive a 3.00 percent merit pay adjustment.
  • Those evaluated at “Notable Contribution” will receive a 3.75 percent merit pay adjustment.
  • Those evaluated at “Exceptional Contribution” will receive a 4.50 percent merit pay adjustment.
  • Those evaluated at “Room for Improvement” will not receive a merit pay adjustment.
  • Those evaluated at “Unacceptable” will not receive a merit pay adjustment.

The following clarifications are provided and apply to all full-time employees (faculty, staff, and administrators):

  • Faculty, staff and administrators hired during the first eleven months of this fiscal year (September 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013) will receive a pro-rata share of the applicable merit pay percentage (i.e. someone hired in March will receive 6/12 of the merit pay adjustment to cover the period from March through August).
  • All merit pay adjustments will be effective for September 1st and will be included in your September 30th paycheck.  
  • Salary schedule range maximums for differentiated compensation purposes will not apply (i.e. if you are an employee earning near the top of your grade, you will not be capped; you will receive the full percentage of your eligible adjustment).

Each year, merit pay adjustments are based on resources available and allocated through the budgeting process. The Board’s approval of this year’s adjustments, especially in light of current economic concerns, continues to show their support for our employees and the performance management system.

Thank you for all you do!

Best,

BH

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