Purpose: The 'CO' change reason allows an agency to temporarily increase an employee's hourly rate of pay for a limited number of pay periods. An Agency Appointing Authority may grant a temporary merit increase to recognize and compensate an employee for short-term work assignments, specific accomplishments, or extraordinary performance over and above expected performance levels.
Reference Idaho Code Sections: 59-1603(13) and 67-5309B(3) and (6)
General Requirements for processing a 'CO' (Temporary Merit Increase):
Note: Other types of personnel changes which require the rate/salary field to be coded will not be allowed while the temporary increase is in effect.
Permanent Record Information must be completed.
Override Start Date
Override End Date
Additional information regarding a temporary merit increase.
Returning an employee to their regular (base) rate of pay prior to the override end date:
Extending a temporary merit increase beyond the original override end date:
Processing a Separation/Termination, Transfer or Appointment Update while a temporary merit increase is in effect:
Processing an inactivation while a temporary merit increase is in effect will not change the temporary override end date.
Complete a Personnel Remarks action if a temporary merit increase has been processed in error and must be deleted.