Equity Increases

Within-range salary advancement occurs primarily through merit increases. The equity increase policy provides a mechanism for granting salary increases to non-probationary employees outside of the normal merit cycle due to a variety of situations that represent a salary inequity. Such situations include:

  1. An internal inequity between two or more positions
  2. Assignments of higher-level functions that do not warrant reclassification to a higher salary grade (requires an updated job description)
  3. Position-related skill acquisition that represents more than normal job growth
  4. External market factors as evidenced by a valid salary survey, recruitment and retention experience, etc. and
  5. Retention

Union notice must be provided when equity adjustments are proposed for represented employees.

To request an equity adjustment, use the Request for Equity Increase form.