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Performance Evaluations and Pay Increment Increases

By: Tosimaea Tupua

Honorable Governor Lemanu P. S Mauga has called on the Directors of all ASG departments to provide

annual evaluations for their employees as reflected in A.S.A.C. § 4.0409. Memorandum 229-22 issued

today says, it has come to my attention that this is not happening in every department. I want to ensure

everyone understands that evaluations are required for every career service and contract employee.

There have been times when pay increment increases were suspended due to fiscal concerns. Governor

Lolo lifted the last pay increment increase suspension in 2015. This administration attempted to remedy

the lack of pay increments by giving employees step increases based on longevity. Now it is incumbent

on supervisors and directors to do their part.

Honorable Governor Lemanu says, annual pay increment increases are not an entitlement, but they are

due to employees who receive satisfactory performance evaluations for performing their jobs to


According to the Memorandum, each director is responsible for designating a supervisor to rate each

employee. In accordance with A.S.A.C. § 4.0409, each rating supervisor shall complete an evaluation of

each employee no later than 60 days before each employee's step increment due date. Typically, the

anniversary of the date they were hired. The evaluations shall be on forms approved by the Director of

Human Resources.

When agencies submit their quarterly reports, they shall include a report with the number of employees

who were granted, denied, or ineligible to receive step increases for the prior year.

Take care of your employees, says Lemanu.

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