Merit Cycle for Non-Represented Staff

The merit cycle for non-represented staff (PPSM) that currently parallels our fiscal year will change to run from April to March, with the benefit of merits being delivered earlier in August and no need for retro pay. However, to get to this cycle in Fiscal Year 2021, we have to incur a shorter mid-step year from July 2019 through March 2020. That nine month cycle, and associated earlier merit pay in August 2020, will get us in perfect step for the first full twelve month merit cycle starting April 2020.

That’s a lot of dates, but you need to know that:

  • Merit pay will start coming earlier, eliminating the need for waiting and retroactive pay.

  • Merit recommendations will need to be completed earlier (starting in Fiscal Year 2020).

Since we’ll be able to get you any merit increases faster than in prior years, any pay increases will appear in your paycheck August 2020 and not November. Going forward, once the coming off-cycle step year is complete, we’ll be lined up to continue merit increases at fiscal year-end.

If you have any questions please reach out to compdesk@berkeley.edu for help.

Represented employees are not affected by this change and should refer to their respective bargaining contract for their wage increases.  For more information about wage increases, please visit labor relations for resources and email labrel@berkeley.edu for questions.