Extra-help employees shall be considered by the appointing authority for advancement to the next higher step in the salary schedule for their respective classes based on hours served in that classification as defined below. All increases shall be effective as described below.  Salary range adjustments for a classification will not set a new salary advancement hours balance for extra-help employees serving in that classification.

Hours of Service Necessary for Step Increases:

After completion of one thousand forty (1040) regular hours satisfactory service in Step A of the salary schedule, and upon recommendation of the appointing authority, the extra-help employee shall be advanced to the next higher step in the salary schedule for the classification. If an extra-help employee is appointed at a step higher than the first step of the salary range for that classification, the first merit increase shall be after completion of two thousand eighty (2080) regular hours of satisfactory service.

1.After the completion of two thousand eighty (2080) regular hours satisfactory service in each of the salary steps above A, and upon recommendation of the appointing authority, the extra-help employee shall be advanced to the next higher step in the salary schedule for the classification until the top of the range is reached.

2.If an extra-help employee completes the one thousand forty (1040) or two thousand eighty (2080) hours in the middle of a pay period, the extra-help employee shall be eligible for an increase as follows:

    • if the merit increase period is completed during the first week of a pay period, the increase will be made effective with the start of the then current pay period.
    • if the merit increase period is completed during the second week of a pay period, the increase will be made effective with the start of the next pay period.

3.If an operating department verifies in writing that an administrative or clerical error was made in failing to submit the documents needed to advance an extra-help employee to the next salary step on the first pay period when eligible, said advancement shall be made retroactive to the first pay period when eligible (i.e. upon completion of required hours of service and recommendation of appointing authority). Within two (2) pay periods of the manager’s discovery of the issue, the manager will submit the documents to advance the employee to the next step. This section also applies to fully flexibly staffed promotions in which case the advancement shall be made retroactive to the first pay period when approved by the appointing authority.