MERIT PAY COMPENSATION PROCEDURES
(By Faculty Action - Faculty Meeting - January 18, 2000)
The administration has indicated that it cannot assure us of salary pools large enough to fund both adequate cost of living adjustments and merit pay every year. Cost of living adjustments should receive priority over merit pay. Merit determination should occur each year that funds are available for both adequate cost of living adjustments and significant merit pay. That determination will be based on performance during the three years preceding the determination, or since the time of the last merit determination, whichever is the longer period.
Nature of Adjustments
The merit awards will fall into three categories: Highest Merit (approximately 10% of the faculty), High Merit (approximately 20% of the faculty) and Merit (approximately 40% of the faculty). The awards will be in fixed dollar amounts instead of percentages of base pay, and these amounts will be at a ratio of 2-3-4. The merit adjustment will be incorporated into the base for subsequent years.