2015 Legislative Intent
It is the intent of the sixty-fourth legislative assembly that 2015-17 biennium compensation adjustments for classified state employees for each year of the biennium are to be a performance component in a range of two to four percent based on documented performance. Increases for classified state employees are not to be the same percentage increase for each employee. The increases for the first year of the biennium are to be given beginning with the month of July 2015, to be paid in August 2015, and for the second year of the biennium are to be given beginning with the month of July 2016, to be paid in August 2016.
Probationary employees are not entitled to the performance increases. However, probationary employees may be given all or a portion of the increases effective in July, paid in August, or upon completion of probation, at the discretion of the appointing authority.
The office of management and budget shall develop guidelines for use by state agencies for providing compensation adjustments for regular classified employees. The guidelines must follow section 54-44.3-01.2, compensation philosophy statement.
Compensation adjustments for regular nonclassified state employees, excluding employees under the control of the state board of higher education, are to be in a range of two to four percent based on market and documented performance and are not to be the same percentage increase for each employee.
Employees whose overall documented performance level does not meet standards are not eligible for any salary increase.