The 2016 SHARE raises go into effect this week. SHARE members have begun earning their new higher rate, and will see the effect in the July 15 paycheck.
For most members, the raise is the higher of $0.45 or 2%. That means that a full-time person is earning at least $36 more per paycheck before taxes (or almost $1,000 per year).
- If you are a new employee in your 6-month probationary period on June 26, 2016, your raise will be delayed, and a little smaller: 1.5% increase, as of the first Sunday of the next full pay period following satisfactory completion of the probationary period
- If you are a transfer employee in your 3-month probationary period, you get your regular raise on time
Merit based on performance reviews
- Employees with an Exceeds rating receive an additional $100 lump sum
- Employees with an Outstanding rating receive an additional $250 lump sum
- Employees with Does not Meet or Needs Improvement rating raises may have their raises withheld (this is subject to review by HR and the union through the problem-solving process)
- The grade maximum increases by 1.5%
- If your raise would take you above this new grade max, you move to the new max and get the rest as a lump sum.
- The grade minimum increases by 1.5%
- If your rate is below the new grade min, you move up to the new min, and then get your raise
- You have 5 full years of service but are not 25% through your grade
- You have 10 full years of service but are not 50% through your grade
- You have 15 full years of service but are not 75% through your grade
- See page 54 of the SHARE contract for this year’s raise and next year’s raise
- See pages 57-59 of the SHARE contract for the SHARE Salary Chart effective June 26, 2016
- See pages 27-28 of the SHARE contract for more details on how raises work
- Call the SHARE office at 508-929-4020 if you have other questions