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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY Mass Salary Increase

Salary Increase – July 1, 2019

The Mass Salary Increase (MSI) process will run on July 4th, 2019 to apply a 3% general wage increase for classified staff, effective July 1, 2019.

The Q and A document below provides additional information on the salary increase process. The May 31st memorandum that explains other compensation changes that will be processed in July is also provided.

OFM Update on Range Changes and Salary Setting Due to Minimum Wage:

The Office of Financial Management – State Human Resources issued HR Directive 19-02 applicable to all state agencies and higher education institutions.  The HR Directive states that employees in job classifications that had a range change as a result of 1) minimum wage or 2) compression/inversion resulting from the minimum wage directive do not move step for step.  Employees will be placed to a step and range that is nearest to their new salary as of July 1, 2019, no less than $14.00 per hour. The new salary is determined by applying the 3% general wage increase to the employee’s June 30, 2019, monthly salary and assigning that salary in the new range and step nearest to that amount on the July 1, 2019, salary schedule.