Base-Building Increases

If more than one salary adjustment takes place on the same date, actions occur in the following order:

  • Systemwide Salary Program actions (i.e. Merit);

  • Salary action resulting from promotion, reclassification, transfer, demotion, or equity adjustment; and

  • Salary range structure adjustment (if applicable).


Promotional Increases

A salary increase may be granted upon promotion or upward reclassification.

Salary Increases for Lateral Transfers and Lateral Reclassifications

A salary increase may be granted upon lateral transfer to another position or upon lateral reclassification.

Salary Adjustments Upon Demotion or Downward Reclassification

An employee should receive a salary decrease upon demotion and they could receive a salary decrease upon downward reclassification. Alternatively, the employee’s current salary rate may be retained even if the salary is above the salary range for the new classification upon special approval per the approval matrix in PPSM 30.

Salary Increases for Limited Appointment/Casual-Restricted Positions

Employees in limited appointment or casual-restricted positions are eligible for a salary increase at the discretion of the department head during their appointment. In general, departments should pay special attention to the salaries of long-term career employees when granting limited appointment and casual-restricted increases and should align them with internal equity concerns and market considerations. Managers should also take into account the nature and level of work being performed, the performance cycle and the volatility of the market when granting increases.


Meal and/or housing perquisites are provided to employees when they are required as a condition of employment and for the convenience of the University. Such perquisites are considered mandatory. The value of meals and/or housing is included as part of compensation in calculating the regular rate for determining premium overtime pay (if applicable).