Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022
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.
: 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.
Number Of Steps For Performance
Meet Standards Partially
Consistently Exceeds Standards
#But not to exceed the maximum rate of the range.
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
(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.
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.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIII, Issue No. 08, May 29, 2015,
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 01, October 31,
2018, eff. 11/23/2018.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 10, July 31,
2019, eff. 9/5/2019.
Author: Jackie B. Graham, State Personnel
Code of Ala.
1975, §§ 36-6-1(d), 36-26-9.