University gives employees merit-based increase in paycheck

“What the state legislature provided was two types of increases: An across-the-board $1,400 increase for anyone who makes $40,000 or less, or $1,000 if one earns more than $40,000,” said Cuesta-Gomez, director of Employee and Labor Relations. “The other is a bonus that’s [going] to be paid in June 2014 and that is a merit bonus.“