Base compensation is the salary paid for the job being performed. It does not include any shift differentials, overtime or additional/temporary compensation.
Base pay increases are used to maintain competitive pay levels for those performing at an acceptable level, as well as to recognize outstanding performance. Civil Service employees in the probationary period are not typically eligible for a pay increase based on merit.
Employees may be eligible for additional or temporary compensation based on the following categories:
When a Civil Service employee is assigned additional responsibilities, HRS is required to determine if the additional duties meet the conditions of a temporary upgrade or a temporary salary adjustment. For SPS employees, HRS is required to confirm that the duties being assigned fall outside of the expectations associated with the employee’s current job description.
Departments who are seeking to have an employee receive extra compensation for work performed outside of the scope of their job description should follow the process outlined below.
Please note that it is the responsibility of supervisors to ensure that appropriate funds are available for compensating the employee for the proposed additional work and that the employee has accepted the terms of the additional compensation.