- Each bargaining unit has a separate salary chart. Confidential employees are paid at the equivalent job grade in the Bargaining Unit Salary Chart.
- Each position covered by a collective bargaining agreement in the Executive Department is assigned to a Bargaining Unit and classified as a specific job grade (numerical).
- Each job grade is represented on the salary schedule showing a salary rate for each "step". Usually, employees start at step 1.
- Bargaining Unit employees advance to the next step each year on their anniversary date, as long as they have not reached the maximum step and their performance "Meets Expectations."
- If a collective bargaining agreement includes an across-the-board (ATB) increase to the salary charts, all employees in that Bargaining Unit will receive that increase as long as their performance meets expectations.
- An employee with a "Below Expectations" performance review rating cannot receive an ATB or step increase until their performance "Meets Expectations."
If you aren't sure what bargaining unit or job grade your title falls under, please refer to the Job Code List.