April 2015 JMU Bonus Announcement


Dear JMU employee,

We are pleased to announce that due to a variety of factors including effective budget management, operational efficiencies, strong enrollment and retention, as well as the prioritization of employee compensation, JMU will be providing a 3.5% bonus to all eligible full-time classified, wage and A&P faculty employees. The bonus will be reflected in pay advice dated April 16, 2015.

For full-time employees to be eligible for the bonus, they must have been employed before July 1, 2014 and remain employed through April 16, 2015. In addition, eligible full-time classified employees must have received a performance rating of contributor or higher during the last annual performance cycle. The 3.5% bonus will be based on your annual salary as of March 25, 2015.

For wage employees to be eligible for the bonus, they must have worked 650 hours between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015 and remain employed through April 1, 2015. The actual bonus amount for wage employees will be based on gross earnings for hours worked from March 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015.

As noted above, it is through effective budget management as well as shared effort and commitment that JMU is able to provide the bonus this year. This continued commitment to improved compensation demonstrates the university’s sincere appreciation for your hard work and service.

Thank you,

Human Resources

You may click on the link below to see a list of frequently asked questions related to the bonus:
Click here to visit the employee bonus FAQ's

Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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