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Comparison of C.P.I. & Salary Increases
             
Fiscal State USM Employees Total C.P.I.
Year C.O.L.A. Merit Increase Increase
1967 0.00%   0.00%   0.00%  
1968 12.00%   5.00%   17.00% 3.30%
1969 0.00%   6.00%   6.00% 4.80%
1970 8.00% *1 6.00%   14.00% 5.90%
1971 5.00% *2 7.00% *9 12.00% 5.20%
1972 7.80% *3 6.00% *9 14.80% 3.60%
1973 0.00%   4.50% *9 4.50% 3.90%
1974 0.00%   5.00% *9 5.00% 8.90%
1975 7.60% *4 3.50%   11.10% 11.20%
1976 5.30% *5 4.00%   9.30% 7.10%
1977 0.00%   0.50%   0.50% 5.80%
1978 5.50% *6 3.00%   8.50% 6.80%
1979 3.10% *7 3.00%   6.10% 9.30%
1980 6.05% *8 3.00%   9.05% 13.30%
1981 7.00%   2.70%   9.70% 11.60%
1982 0.00%   2.00%   2.00% 8.70%
1983 9.00%   5.21%   14.21% 4.30%
1984 0.00%   2.65% *10 5.11% 3.70%
1985 6.00%   3.26% *11 11.00% 3.90%
1986 4.00% *12 3.24%   7.24% 2.90%
1987 3.50%   4.00%   7.50% 2.20%
1988 2.50%   3.50%   6.00% 4.10%
1989 4.00%   3.60%   7.60% 4.70%
1990 4.00%   4.00%   8.00% 4.80%
1991 4.00%   1.25%   5.25% 5.40%
1992 0.00% *13 0.00%   0.00% 3.20%
1993 0.00% *13 0.00%   0.00% 3.10%
1994 0.00%   1.25%   1.25% 2.50%
1995 3.00% *14 1.25%   4.25% 3.00%
1996 2.00% *15 1.25%   3.25% 2.70%
1997 0.00%   1.25%   1.25% 2.90%
1998 0.00%   1.25%   1.25% 1.80%
1999 $1,275 *16 1.25%   variable 1.70%
2000 $1,275 *17 2.50%   variable 3.1%
2001 4.00% *18 2.50%   6.50% 3.3%
2002 4.00% *19 2.50%   6.50% 1.6%
2003 0%   0%   0% 2.2%
2004 0%   0%   0% 2.3%
2005 $752 *20 2.5%     3.5%
2006 1.5%   2.5%   4.0% 3.5%
2007 $900 - $1400 *21 2.5%     2.6%
2008 2.0%   2.5%   4.5% 3.9%
2009 2.0%   2.5%   4.5% -0.7%
2010 0%   0%   0% 1.6%
2011 0% *22 0%   $750 3.2%
2012 0% 0%   0% 2.7%
2013 2.00% *23 0%   2.0%  
2014 3.00% *24 0%   3.0%  
2014 0% 2.5% *25 2.5%  
2015 0% 2.5%   2.5%  
2015 2.00% *26 0%   2.0%  
2016 0% 0%   0%  
2017 0% 2.5%   2.5%  

Notes:
*1
Grades 1-7=9% Grades 8-14=7% Grades 15-19=5%
*2 Grades 1-7=6% Grades 8-14=4% Grades 15-19=3%
*3 Minimum 4.5%
*4 6.8% - 12.3% = minimum of $550
*5 3.0% - 8.78% = minimum of $500
*6 5% - 6% = minimum of $400
*7 3% = minimum of $300
*8 6% = minimum of $500
*9 Estimated
*10 5.11% annualized, but implementation delayed half of year.
*11 5.0% but delayed for 15% of employees salary year.
*12 Ann Salary Rev effected Classified Grading for Some Titles
*13 Classified Employees did not receive step increments
*14 1995 COLA included $800 or 3% whichever higher;merit/class increments delayed 2 mos
*15 1.25% merit and class increments delayed 4 months 11/1/95
*16 FY 99-Flat rate COLA;incremented $900 on 7/1/98 and $375 on 1/1/99;annualized $1,088.
*17 FY 00-Flat rate COLA;incremented $638 on 7/1/99 and $637 on 1/1/00;annualized $957.
*18 4% COLA delayed until 11/15/2000; 2.5% merit on 7/1/2000.
*19 4% COLA delayed until 1/1/2002; 2.5% merit on 7/1/2001.
*20 $752 flat dollar cost of living adjustment(COLA) to be added to the base salary; 2.5% merit on 7/1/2005.
*21 $900 for employees whose annualized base salary is less than $45,000; and, the lesser of 2% or $1,400 for employees whose annualized base salary is $45,000 and above (a break point of $70,000);2.5% merit on 7/1/2007.
*22 $750 one time bonus paid on second payperiod of FY 2012 to all regular status employees.
*23 2% COLA delayed until 1/1/2013.
*24 3% COLA delayed until 1/1/2014.
*25 2.5% Merit delayed until 4/1/2014.
*26 2% COLA delayed until 1/1/2015.