DePaul University Research Services > Award Management > Personnel & Compensation > Merit Salary Increases
Grant-funded annual salary increases are often built into project budgets. For multi-year grants, such escalations are normally calculated to begin at the start of the calendar year (January 1) regardless of the grant’s funding cycle.
In most cases, this means salary increases for full-time staff will occur during the university’s annual Salary Planning process in October. The procedure for entering merit salary increases for
grant funded individual varies on the condition:
1. Applies to an individual whose salary is funded only in part by a grant, the remainder by an operational account, which is also the "home"
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2. The individual will be included in the annual departmental salary planning process completed by the Office of Academic Fiscal Administration.
3. Increases, calculated per Human Resources Policy, are applied to the entire salary, including that portion paid from external grants.
1. Applies to an individual whose salary is completely funded by an externally funded account.
2. The individual will be included in the annual departmental planning process completed by the Office of Academic Fiscal Administration.
3. In collaboration with the principal investigator or dean, the budget manager will provide ORS with the percentage of merit increase for each individual and the date it is to take effect.
4. The level of the increase shall be based on the finding of an annual appraisal, which should be completed by the staff member's supervisor and on file with Human Resources.
Merit salary increases can also be processed outside the annual salary planning procedure.
For full-time and part-time staff, and students, Principal Investigators should submit a "Change Salary Request" within BlueSky. This will require a justification to be
included, and will be routed to ORS for approval.