Salary Program Guidelines for
APC (Unit 4) Employees


Merit Service Increase (MSI)



Historical Summary By Fiscal Year
Fiscal
Year
Amount Effective
Date
PIMS
Trans Code
CMS Action/Reason Processing Responsibilities & Timelines Program Name
2002/03 None          
2001/02 0.40% 07/01/01 MSA PAY/SSI SCO manual process Merit Service Increase (SSI)
2000/01 1.20% 07/01/00 MSA   SCO manual process Merit Service Increase (SSI)
1999/00 2.40% On Anni Date MSA   SCO manual process Service Salary Increase (SSI)
1998/99 2.40% On Anni Date MSA   SCO manual process Service Salary Increase (SSI)
1997/98 2 steps On Anni Date MSA   SCO mass update Service Salary Step Increase (SSI)
1996/97 1 step On Anni Date MSA   SCO manual process Service-based Salary Increase (SSI)
1995/96 2 steps 07/01/96 CRO   SCO manual process Service Salary Step Increase (SSI)

General Information

  • The MSI is in the form of a base salary increase, not to exceed the salary range maximum, and cannot be awarded as a lump sum bonus.


  • In order to be eligible for a MSI, employees must have completed the required consecutive months of qualifying service and must have performed in a satisfactory manner during the 12-month period between July 2000 and June 2001. An employee who is deemed ineligible because the service or performance requirements were not met will not receive a MSI.


  • If an employee holds multiple separate and distinct appointments (not due to funding source), performance and service are to be evaluated separately for each respective position. If an employee meets the performance and service criteria in one position but not in the other, the MSI is to be awarded only in the eligible position(s).

MSI Service Requirements:

Service requirements are defined as follows for the 12-month period immediately preceeding July 1 of the appropriate fiscal year:

  1. 10-month employees (including those on a 10/12 pay plan schedule) must complete 10 months of qualifying service in 10 or 12 pay periods, as appropriate;
  2. 11-month employees (on an 11/12 pay plan schedule) must complete 11 consecutive months of qualifying service in 12 pay periods;
  3. 12 month employees - completion of 12 months of qualifying service in 12 pay periods;
  4. Academic Year employee - completion of 1 full academic year of qualifying service.
  • Qualified Month of Service: For purposes of determining MSI service eligibility, a qualified month of service constitutes 11 days worked in a pay period (or one-half of the number of academic workdays in the pay period for academic year classifications).


  • Consecutive Months of Qualified Service is continuous service at the campus. Service can be in another bargaining unit as long as the employee was in Unit 4 as of July 1 of the applicable fiscal year. Employees who moved into Unit 4 after July 1 are not eligible for the MSI in that fiscal year.


  • Leaves of Absence and Qualified Service: Per Article 22, "family care or medical leave shall not constitute a break in service for the purposes of length of service and/or seniority…" This includes Family Medical Leave (FML) that runs concurrently with NDI. FML unpaid leaves of absence also count as qualifying service; however, other unpaid leaves of absence (the employee is not in "active" pay status) do not count as qualifying service.


  • MSI Performance Requirements:

    • Employees must have performed satisfactory or better during the 12 month period immediately preceeding July 1 of the appropriate fiscal year. Employees who have not received a performance evaluation with an overall rating below satisfactory (or its equivalent) for this period, shall be deemed to have performed in a satisfactory manner, and will be eligible for the MSI.


    • If the campus does not have an overall performance rating for the employee or if an employee did not receive a performance evaluation, the employee is deemed to have met the performance criteria for this program.

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    Last updated: April 9, 2008

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