Merit Pay Increases for Classified Employees
When a new classified employee has been continuously employed, without a break in service of one or more working days for a period of six months, he/she becomes eligible for and may be granted a merit increase provided that the appointing authority (designated supervisor) has determined his performance merits such an award.
At the end of each subsequent 12-month period of such continuous employment, he may be granted an additional merit increase if the appointing authority (designated supervisor) has determined that his performance merits such an award. This date of eligibility shall be known as an anniversary date and shall not change through such continuous employment within the classified state service.
Merit increases are NOT automatic. Your performance will determine whether or not your supervisor recommends you for a merit increase. Employees who receive a rating of 2 (Needs Improvement) or 1 (Poor) are NOT eligible for merit increases. Additionally, merit increases are contingent upon availability of funds.
Classified employees are eligible to receive cost-of-living increases granted in accordance with any plan recommended by the Department of Civil Service and approved by the Legislature and Governor.