UW-River Falls Administrative Policy
Discretionary Merit Compensation –
This policy establishes compensation guidelines for eligible classified staff members who seek Discretionary Merit Compensation as stated in University of Wisconsin System Discretionary Merit Compensation (DMC) Criteria and Guidelines policy of January 1, 2012 from Chapter 550 of the Wisconsin Human Resources Handbook.
The UW-River Falls Chancellor issues this policy in accordance with the Administrative Policy process.
The Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance is responsible for the administration of this policy. Request an exception to this policy by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failure to adhere to the provisions of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action as provided under existing procedures applicable to students, faculty, and staff, and/or civil or criminal prosecution.
Classified employees who have had a satisfactory or above performance evaluation in the past 12 months at UW River Falls in a broadband pay range are eligible for base lump sum payments, pay adjustments or a combination of both for merit, pay equity and retention.
Classified employees who have had a satisfactory or above performance evaluation in the past 12 months at UW River Falls in a non-broadband pay schedule are eligible only for a lump sum payment for merit.
The maximum base pay adjustments and lump sum payments granted to an employee in a fiscal year is greater than zero and up to four-within-range steps.
The Office of the Assistant Chancellor of Business and Finance will maintain this policy on the Administrative Policy website, and the Office of Human Resources will share this policy with employees inquiring about classified merit, pay equity or retention Discretionary Merit Compensation.
DMCs were previously known as Discretionary Compensation Awards (DCA). DCAs were suspended November 2008 by OSER.
Please direct questions about this policy to email@example.com.