HeaderPolicies Home Home Search Help Careers News Events Contact Us

Policy 4.56
Special Salary Adjustment

Responsible Official: VP for Human Resources
Administering Division/Department: Compensation
Effective Date: March 30, 2007
Last Revision: July 31, 2018

Policy Sections:


A supervisor may request to process a special salary adjustment for an employee to address an internal equity concern, to place an employee’s salary more appropriately in the salary range, to recognize the assumption of significant new duties due to the elimination of a job, or to recognize some extraordinary accomplishment or major achievement.

Special salary adjustments must be authorized by the appropriate Vice President, Dean, Director or Department Head before they can be processed by Human Resources.

Policy Details

A supervisor should submit a written request with justification to the departmental Human Resources Representative.

The Human Resources Representative will review the request and get authorization from the appropriate Vice President, Dean, Director or Department Head to forward the information to the Compensation Department for review.

The Compensation Department reviews the request, resolves any issues or discusses any alternatives, and notifies the Human Resources Representative whether or not the request has been approved.

The requesting supervisor prepares a memo to the employee explaining the reason for the special adjustment and the amount of increase.  A copy is sent to the appropriate Compensation representative and the Human Resources representative enters the increase in HR Web as a pay adjustment.

Related Links

Revision History