The following outlines the 2019-2020 Across-the-Board One-Time Merit Bonus Pay Program for all eligible, non-union, employees at FAU. Non-OPS Postdocs hired prior to July 28, 2019 are also eligible for this program.
The across-the-board one-time merit bonus payment will be either 2.5% of the employee’s annual base salary or $750 (per person/year), whichever is higher.
The University will fund employees charged to E&G. Departments with employees funded from other sources, such as Grants, Contracts, and Auxiliaries, will need to identify an amount equal to this program for their employees in these categories. In other words, the 2019-2020 across-the board one-time merit 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/Postdoc employees. Employee eligibility will be based on the following criteria:
Across-the-board one-time merit bonuses will be awarded based on the employee’s base salary as of November 1, 2019.
It is important to ensure that all employees have received a performance appraisal for the 2019 fiscal year. For newer employees who have not been employed for the full year but were hired or promoted into an SP or AMP position prior to April 30, 2019 (and are therefore, eligible to receive an across-the-board merit bonus payment), supervisors need to provide a performance appraisal and overall rating. If you have any questions or need assistance in this process, please contact Gabrielle Zaidman at email@example.com.
Across-the-board one-time merit bonuses will be reflected in the employee’s paycheck on December 6, 2019.
If employees meet all of the eligibility requirements noted above, they must also have received an overall rating of a 3 (Good), 4 (Outstanding), or 5 (Exceptional) on their 2019 Performance Appraisal to receive the across-the-board one-time merit bonus payment of 2.5% of the employee’s annualbase salary or $750 (per person/year), whichever is higher.
The Department of Human Resources welcomes your questions regarding the across-the-board one-time merit bonus program. Please contact Marie Mascaro, Assistant Vice President – Human Resources at 561.297.3076 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.