Employee Handbook


Merit Raises

Every Grade contains 4 pay rates. When you start a new job, your rate of pay is based upon your qualifications and your supervisor's recommendation. Once a student completes a reasonable length of service to demonstrate job performance, a student may be eligible to be considered for an increase in their pay rate. Merit Raises are based on merit and service using criteria such as job performance, initiative, and attendance. Annual increases are not automatic. They must be initiated by your supervisor and approved by the Office of Financial Aid Services. A written justification of why a merit raise is warranted and completion of a performance evaluation must be submitted by the supervisor to complete the process. Effective dates for merit increases will be given by the Office of Financial Aid Services in accordance with the university guidelines for employment.