An equity increase is typically based on a salary inequity that cannot be corrected through the merit review cycle.
A salary inequity exists when an employee's salary is significantly below that of others in the same title code with similar performance, experience, skills, knowledge, and assignments. Examples of situations that may indicate a salary inequity include:
- The salary of a long term-employee is low relative to a new hire whose salary is market-driven.
- Significant salary compression exists between a supervisor and his/her employees.
- An employee changes from a casual to a career position in the same class.
Market factors influence recruitment and retention.