31.01.08.L1 Merit Salary Increases


Last updated September 1, 2002

Supplements System Policy 31.01 Compensation
And System Regulation 31.01.08 Merit Salary Increases

 

1. GENERAL

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) may award merit salary increases, including merit raises and merit payments to employees that demonstrate outstanding job performance. All merit salary increases will be awarded in accordance with System Regulation 31.01.08 Merit Salary Increases.

 

2. DEFINITIONS

Two types of merit salary increases may be awarded.

2.1 Merit Raise - An employee may be granted a merit raise that is added to base salary.

2.2 Merit Payment - An employee may be granted a lump sum merit payment that is not added to the employee's base salary.

 

3. AWARD CRITERIA

Merit salary increases may be awarded to TAMIU employees based upon one or more of the following criteria. Merit salary increases awarded during the annual budget preparation process must also consider criteria included in the Board approved budget guidelines and the budget instructions issued by the Chancellor.

3.1 An employee who demonstrates outstanding performance evidenced by an above average or excellent overall rating on a current performance evaluation may be recommended for a merit salary increase.

3.2 An employee who demonstrates efficient use of state resources that result in significant savings to the department, TAMIU, or the System may be recommended for a merit salary increase.

3.3 An employee who demonstrates outstanding service to the department, TAMIU, or the System may be recommended for a merit salary increase.

3.4 An employee who earns an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education or receives a certificate, license, award or other proof of accomplishment related to his or her job may be recommended for a merit salary increase.

 

4. RECOMENDATIONS

Merit salary increases should be initiated by the immediate supervisor and/or the appropriate TAMIU department head, recommended by the relevant Vice President and approved by the President.

 

5. INCREASE AMOUNTS

The amount of each merit raise will be based upon the availability of funding to the department and equitable allocation procedures developed by the department or TAMIU. Merit payments may not exceed $1,200 unless approved by the President.


6. STUDENT MERIT RAISES

Student worker positions are exempt from this rule.

CONTACT:

Office of Human Resources

 

Phone: 956.326.2365
Fax: 956.326.2359
Location: Killam Library 320
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100