There are two common types of salary adjustments. One is a general adjustment that applies to the entire salary structure (i.e., salary scale) and is applicable to all employees at and below the maximum of the salary range of their position and is not contingent on performance or service in a position. The second type of adjustment is known as step progression. Employees compensated at step 7 or below in the salary range of their position are normally eligible for a one step increase in salary once a year (typically July 1st) based on a combination of satisfactory performance and service in their position. Employees whose performance does not fully meet expectations may be denied a step increase.
Guidelines and procedures regarding general and/or step progression salary adjustments are normally issued from Human Resources to supervisors annually.