Across-the-Board Salary Increase and Merit Bonus Pay Program – 2017-2018


The following outlines the 2017-18, Across-the-Board Salary Increase and Merit Bonus Pay Program for all eligible, non-union employees at FAU.

The across-the-board salary increase program will reflect a salary increase of either 1% or $500 (per person/year), whichever is higher. The bonus pay program will constitute a one-time bonus of up to 3%.

For both programs, the University will fund employees charged to E&G. Employees funded from other sources, such as Grants and Contracts and Auxiliaries, will need to identify an amount equal to this program for their employees in these categories, as well. In other words, the 2017-18, across the board increase and bonus program is for all FAU eligible employees. Employees should neither be advantaged nor disadvantaged relative to their funding source.
Outlined below are the guidelines for AMP, SP, and eligible out-of-unit faculty employees, and employee eligibility will be based on the following criteria:

  1. The FAU employment cut-off date for employees to be eligible is April 30, 2017. Employees hired into FAU after that date are not eligible. The employee must have been continuously employed by FAU through November 18, 2017.
  2. Employees must have demonstrated consistent, effective, and sustained satisfactory performance. Employees who, during this period have received a disciplinary action of written reprimand and/or suspension, who have received an overall appraisal rating at or below “Needs Improvement” or have had their probationary period extended for disciplinary or performance reasons, are ineligible for this increase. In all cases, a performance review must be completed with a rating for an employee to be eligible for the across-the-board increase.
  3. Employees who have received notice of separation or layoff or will end their employment as of November 17, 2017 are not eligible.
  4. Employees who are covered by an individual employment agreement (contracts, etc.) are not eligible.
  5. Employees whose positions are included in a union collective bargaining unit are not eligible.
  6. Eligible part-time employees shall receive a payment prorated based on the full-time equivalent of the position held.
  7. Guidelines apply to all employees. Employees on contracts or grants shall receive salary increases equivalent to similar employees on E&G or other funding, provided that such salary increases are permitted by the terms of the contract or grant and adequate funds are available for this purpose in the contract or grant.
  8. Employees classified as Temporary/OPS (including student employees) are not eligible to receive the salary increase. 
  9. DROP participants are eligible to receive the salary increase.
  10. Special Note: The College of Medicine, designated as a “Special Unit” and separately funded by the Florida legislature, will develop its own out-of-unit faculty compensation package for this year, and therefore, COM Faculty will not be included in the program described above.

Increases will be awarded based on the employee’s base salary as of November 18, 2017. Because of the need to process the information quickly and accurately, the Human Resources unit will place a moratorium on processing any salary increase to an employee record after November 17, 2017 and through December 1, 2017. For exceptional situations, please seek the guidance of your appropriate Vice President.

Salary increases will be effective as of November 18, 2017 and will be reflected in the employee’s paycheck on December 8, 2017.

Bonus Program

Finally, FAU is also funding a bonus program up to 3% based on employee performance reviews. This program also stipulates that, at a minimum, $500 or funds equivalent to the distribution shown below on a full-time base salary (whichever is greater) will be applied.

Meets:           1.0% of base
Exceeds:        2.0% of base
Outstanding:  3.0% of base

Out-of-Unit faculty will be rated on the 5-point scale developed by the Office of the Provost.

It is important to ensure that all employees have received a performance review for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Newer employees who have not been employed for the full year but were hired or promoted into an SP or AMP position up to April 30, 2017, with a current rating in Workday as part of the 2017 Employee Review Process, are therefore eligible to receive an across-the-board salary increase and bonus payment. If you have any questions or need assistance in this process, please contact Natalie Manoogian at

Bonuses will be reflected in the employee’s paycheck on December 8, 2017.

The Department of Human Resources welcomes your questions regarding the salary increase program and bonus pay program. Please contact Dave Tomanio, Assistant Vice-President -Human Resources at 561.297.3076 or email him at

 Last Modified 11/20/17