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HR-208 Service/Maintenance Longevity Increases


Longevity increases are to be given only to benefit-eligible 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.

Note: This policy applies to eligible employees who are hired before:

  • August 27, 2017 as long as they remain in the same job title, and can receive the greater of merit OR step progression in their maximum step (Local Union 773/995 - MU, MU Health Care, and UMKC) and
  • September 1, 2017 for Local Union 148 (S&T and UMSL).

HR Policy Provisions

  1. Progression Schedule
    1. Employees assigned to the four-step hourly matrix become eligible for longevity increases based on a progression schedule: 
      1. 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; 
      2. 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.
  2. Unsatisfactory Performance
    1. 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.
      • 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.
    2. Increases which are withheld may be given at any time during the period following the date the increase was originally due.
  3. Procedural Information
    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).

See Also

HR-209 Service/Maintenance Transfer
HR-405 Military Leave
HR-409 Work-Incurred Injury or Illness

Date Created: 09/26/1997
Updated: 06/25/2002; 07/01/2002; 07/01/2020

Reviewed 2020-07-17