HR-208 Service/Maintenance Longevity Increases
Longevity increases are to be given only to regular employees in service/maintenance positions whose work performance has been satisfactory. Employees whose work performance is less than satisfactory are entitled to individual counseling as to their performance problems and should be given an opportunity to improve.
When longevity increases are to be withheld, it is the responsibility of individual supervisors to notify the employees of this action prior to the time the increase is due, and to provide for a subsequent review of work performance in not more than six (6) months. Increases which are withheld may be given at any time during the period following the date the increase was originally due. If an employee's longevity increase is to be withheld, a memo citing the reason for this action must be forwarded to Human Resource Services. All time spent on a military leave of absence or a Workers' Compensation leave will be counted with previous University experience in calculating seniority and compensation (longevity).
Employees assigned to the four-step hourly matrix become eligible for longevity increases based on a progression schedule: STEP 2 TO STEP 3 - On the date of completion of two (2) years of satisfactory service in the title, or 1 1/2 years at Step 2, whichever is earlier; STEP 3 TO STEP 4 - On the date of completion of four (4) years of satisfactory service in the title, or two (2) years at Step 3, whichever is earlier. In all cases, all increases are effective at the beginning of the pay period in which the progression occurs.
Date Created: 9/26/97
Last Updated: 7/1/2002