Ala. Admin. Code r. 670-X-8-.04 - Performance Salary Advances

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) Upon Completion of Probation: A probationary employee who has successfully completed probation may be granted a performance salary increase effective at the beginning of the first semi-monthly pay period after the conclusion of the probationary period, and the first day of that pay period shall be the employee's anniversary date for future salary administration purposes. The salary advance may be one or two steps, depending upon the manner of performance of the employee during probation, as recommended by the employee's immediate supervisor and approved by the appointing authority, with report to the Director of the action to be taken.
(2) Annual Consideration: Every employee shall be considered for a performance salary advance each year on the anniversary date of the last salary increase, unless he has reached the maximum of the range or merit raises are frozen. The appointing authority shall determine the amount of the increase to be granted, if any, in accordance with the following table, and report the action to be taken to the Director in the manner he may prescribe. The granting of across-the-board cost-of-living raises by the Legislature does not change the consideration date for performance salary advances. If merit raises have been frozen and the freeze is lifted, current anniversary dates will be maintained for all state employees. Agencies are prohibited from adjusting employee anniversary dates to obtain merit pay increases at an earlier date, unless approved by the Board.

Service Rating

Number Of Steps For Performance Advance

Does Not

Meet Standards Partially

0

Meets Standards

0

Meets Standards

#1

Exceeds Standards

#2

Consistently Exceeds Standards

#2

#But not to exceed the maximum rate of the range.

(3) Special Merit Raises. Any recommendation for any increase interval of less than one year or which does not comply with the prescribed number of steps to be given for a specific performance level will be made by the appointing authority directly to the Board, in a form prescribed by the Director, will be acted on individually, and will be recorded in the minutes. The granting of a Special Merit Raise changes the consideration date for regular performance salary advances.
(4) Special Merit Bonus: An appointing authority may recommend to the Board for its approval a Special Merit Bonus for an employee within his agency. Such bonus must conform to guidelines and limits as prescribed by the State Personnel Department. This bonus will be a lump sum payment in addition to all salaries and wages and will not be used in the calculation of retirement or other benefits. This rule will allow an agency to recommend a bonus for its employee, who has performed an exceptional act outside of his normal duties and responsibilities.
(5) Retention or Incentive Bonus: An appointing authority may give a Retention or Incentive Bonus, in conformance with guidelines and limits as prescribed by the State Personnel Department, in an effort to retain an employee or to provide an incentive to an employee who occupies an essential or critical position with the agency. This bonus will be a lump sum payment in addition to all salaries and wages and will not be used in the calculation of retirement or other benefits.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 670-X-8-.04
Filed September 29, 1981. Amended: Filed February 23, 1983; March 17, 1983. Emergency rule filed April 21, 1983. Amended: Filed June 17, 1983; April 17, 1984. Emergency rule filed April 17, 1985. Amended: Filed May 22, 2006; effective June 26, 2006. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIII, Issue No. 08, May 29, 2015, eff. 6/24/2015. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 01, October 31, 2018, eff. 11/23/2018. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 10, July 31, 2019, eff. 9/5/2019.

Author: Jackie B. Graham, State Personnel Director

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 36-6-1(d), 36-26-9.

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