General Increase

The Appointing Authorities and the Board of County Commissioners approved the Fiscal Year 2023 budget that includes a general increase with two components, effective October 9, 2022:

  • An increase equivalent to 3% of the midpoint of the associated pay range for eligible permanent and probationary classified and exempt Unified Personnel System employees,
  • An additional special adjustment of $0.58/hour which is $1,206.40 for a regular employee working 40 hours per week.

How much will I get?

View your individualized calculation by downloading the calculator as outlined below or watch a 3-minute video demonstrating the stepsYou must download the file first to enter your information.

  • Click General Increase Calculator.
  • Click the File menu at the top of the page, then select Download and choose Microsoft Excel format.
  • A downloads window will appear. Click Open File.
  • When the Excel document opens, click Enable Editing at the top of the window.
  • Use the EE# Version tab.
  • In the light yellow box (cell A3), enter your employee number followed by the last four digits of your Social Security number (no spaces between the two sets of numbers) and press the enter key to view your total increase.

NOTE: If you had changes to your pay since Sept. 21, 2022, please select the Manual Entry tab to enter your information. If you are in pay grade C55 or 150, individualized calculations are not available. Please speak with your management to determine the pay grade midpoint associated with your position.

What exclusions are possible?

An Appointing Authority may elect to exclude an individual employee from the general increase. Personnel Rule 3 now includes specific exemptions for new hires, promotions, pay adjustments and voluntary demotions within 90 days of a general increase and for disciplinary action within a 12-month period which has not become inactive.

Are there increases to the pay plans in FY23?

Yes. Concurrent with the general increase, a 3% upward adjustment to the pay plans has been approved. This is not a pay increase, but it does increase the minimum, midpoint, and maximum of the pay grades. View the updated pay plans.

Implementing the pay plan adjustments in conjunction with the general increase results in the following enhancements:

  • A 3% range adjustment results in a larger general increase than what employees would receive if there were no adjustment to the pay grades.
  • Increasing the pay range minimums benefits those departments that recruit and hire new employees at the minimum rate.
  • Increasing the pay range maximums benefits those long-tenured employees that are at the max of their range by allowing them more opportunity for a base-building increase.

What if the increases bring my pay rate above my pay grade maximum?

Employees for whom a pay rate increase would exceed the newly adjusted (FY23) maximum for their associated pay grade will receive an increase that will bring their pay rate to the new maximum. The remainder of your adjustment will be awarded in a single lump sum payment on October 28, 2022.

What if I am at the maximum for my pay grade now?

Employees whose hourly rate is currently at or above the newly adjusted (FY23) maximum for their associated pay grade will receive a single lump sum payment rather than an increase to their hourly pay rate. The lump sum payment will appear in your October 28, 2022, paycheck.

What is the average increase amount?

The following figures are measured in annual dollars:

  • $3,203 is the average annual increase for all Unified Personnel System employees.
  • $2,828 is the average increase for all classified service employees.

What if I have questions about the general increase?

Please contact Human Resources at (727) 464-3367, option 2 or email AskHR@pinellascounty.org.

10/19/22