2018 Merit Increases

The merit increase process is underway for staff and faculty with each College, School and Division working to review and determine increases.  Increases will appear on September paychecks. Biweekly merit increases will be effective on 8/26/18 and paid on 9/19/18. Monthly merit increases will be effective on 9/1/18 and paid 9/28/18.

Faculty Increases

For Faculty, merit increases will be determined within each college or consistent with the terms of any external funding agreements that apply.

Staff Increases

To be eligible for merit increases staff must have been:

a. hired or promoted on or before 01 January 2018
b. benefit-eligible (FTE .75 or greater).

Like last year, staff increases are determined by a combination of your performance rating and comparatio (your pay divided by the midpoint of your pay range).  A total pool of 2% is available for this year.  The merit grid below reflects a pool of 1.75%.  There is an additional 0.25% that will be used for exception requests.  Managers requesting exceptions to the merit grid should send them to Tara@umsl.edu so they can be consolidated for review and approval.

To ensure accountability, consistency and fairness in performance ratings, HR facilitated calibration sessions with managers within departments.  In these sessions managers justified their evaluations of staff and held each other accountable to create a consistent use of the rating scale and a common understanding of the SuccessFactor competencies.  It’s important to note that the goal was to create consistency, not force ratings into a predetermined distribution. Staff will receive merit letters from their supervisors in August.

Merit Increase Grid September 2018

If you have questions about the process, please contact Human Resources at ext. 5805.