Merit-Based Pay Increases for State Employees:
The General Assembly and Governor’s Office has approved merit-based increases for state employees who were active on or before April 10, 2017 and remain active on July 10, 2017 with no break in service. Eligible employees must have received at least a “contributor” rating (or the equivalent rating for faculty employees) on their most recent annual performance evaluation.
- Eligible 12-month full-time classified staff, A&P faculty, and instructional faculty will receive a 3% increase effective July 10, 2017 and paid on July 31, 2017. View your July 31 pay check in MyMadison. If there is a discrepancy, contact your HR Consultant.
- Eligible 10-month instructional faculty will receive a 3% increase effective August 25, 2017 and paid on September 15, 2017.
- Eligible full-time faculty and staff employees who have less than 12-month contracts will receive the 3% increase upon return to active working status.
- Non-Student Wage employees who were active on or before April 16 who remain continuously employed and are performing at a satisfactory level based on the performance expectations of the hiring department will receive a 2% hourly pay increase effective July 16, 2017 and paid on August 16, 2017. View your August 16 pay check in MyMadison. If there is a discrepancy, contact your HR Consultant.
In addition, the General Assembly and Governor’s Office has approved an additional adjustment for certain high–turnover roles. Effective September 10, 2017, those who are in the Roles of Housekeeping & Apparel Worker I, Registered Nurse I, or Registered Nurse II/Nurse Practitioner I/Physician’s Assistant may be eligible for an additional 2% salary adjustment. To be eligible for this increase, you must be hired or rehired June 10, 2017 or before.
For additional information on eligibility requirements for all increases, dates and performance expectations please review the FAQ’s, contact your HR Consultant or by calling the HR Consulting Services Team at 540-568-7247.
Classified Employee Performance Evaluations
Now’s the time to start planning for non-probationary classified performance evaluations. Completed evaluations and IPDP’s (individual professional development plan) can be submitted to Human Resources anytime beginning July 1 through September 30, 2017. To ensure thorough and thoughtful evaluations of employee performance, this is an ideal time for:
- employees and supervisors to receive and provide open and honest feedback on the past year’s performance;
- employees to communicate their perspectives on performance through a self-evaluation;
- supervisors to make any necessary adjustments to the position description through PositionLink.
As outlined in the Salary Administration Plan and Policy 1305 – Performance Evaluation for Classified Employees, the following five performance-rating levels are available to choose from, Below Contributor, Moderate Contributor, Contributor, High Contributor and Extraordinary Contributor. Performance ratings are contingent on continued performance for the duration of the performance cycle that officially ends October 24.
Please refer to the Performance Evaluation Process on HR’s website for links to applicable forms, policies and process details.
Additionally, Human Resources will provide the following training opportunities available for employees to register for through MyMadison:
Performance Management Information Session TD1181
August 29, 2017: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Individual Professional Development Plan Workshop TD1152
July 27, 2017: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
September 6, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Please contact your HR Consultant with questions you may have regarding performance management and JMU’s evaluation process.