Annual Compensation Review Home>Money>Compensation>Annual Compensation Review Sandia’s annual compensation review takes place after year-end performance management reviews. Managers review base salary and variable pay based on your 9-block rating, and then make compensation recommendations for your merit increase and variable pay award for the year. Recommendations and final increases and awards must fit within the annual salary budget guidelines from the Department of Energy (DOE). Back to top chevron-up Come back to this page each fall for announcements and more information on Sandia’s annual compensation review process. Also, check out the key dates for performance and compensation reviews here. Fixing your brakes … saving for a house … finishing your PhD Get help setting your budget and plan for today and tomorrow. Learn More Anchor point for link block Get More Details Base Compensation – Merit Increases Non-Base Compensation – Variable Pay Performance Management The 9-Block Assessment Tool Quick Tip Managers take note! Go to manager resources for the tools you need to make your annual compensation recommendations, and complete the process through Sandia’s CompTool.