What you need to know
Sandia’s annual compensation review takes place after year-end performance management reviews.
Managers review merit and variable pay recommendations and may modify as needed.
Recommendations and final increases and awards must fit within the annual salary budget guidelines from the Department of Energy (DOE).
About the 2022 Annual Compensation Review Cycle
Managers have access to the Comp Tool for the 2022 Compensation Review Cycle, and they will review their direct reports’ pre-loaded merit and variable pay recommendations. Refer to the Managers Guide to Reviewing and Completing Compensation Recommendations for details and instructions. (Note, this document is available to managers only.)
Key Dates for 2022 and Required Actions
These dates are subject to change; return to this page to stay informed about what’s happening and when. The timeline below reflects information for regular, non-represented employees.
|Date||What’s Happening||Required Action|
|Sept. 1, 2022||Performance management and compensation file freeze.||Active employees in regular, non-represented jobs on this date will be included in the review. Job title and rating determines eligibility for merit and variable pay rewards.|
|Dec. 5-16, 2022||Comp Tool Opens. Guidance for merit and variable pay made available.||Compensation review meetings tentatively scheduled. Managers make final compensation decisions in the Comp Tool.|
|Dec. 30, 2022||Merit increases are effective with the start of the pay period.|
|Jan. 6, 2023||Employee compensation notices for merit and High-Performance Incentive Plan (HPIP) available for review and release by managers. Manager’s compensation notices will contain only merit information.||Managers should discuss compensation results with eligible employees by Jan. 13. Leaders with manager direct reports should discuss eligibility and timing for Management Incentive Plan (MIP).|
|Jan. 16, 2023||Compensation notices released by system to employees.|
|Jan. 19, 2023||Merit increases and HPIP awards paid. Employees must be active, on-roll and in an eligible, non-represented position on Jan. 12.|
|Jan. 30, 2023||MIP notices available for review and release by managers.||Leaders with managers reporting to them should discuss compensation results with their managers by Feb. 10.|
|Feb. 13, 2023||System automatically releases MIP compensation notices. Only those eligible for an MIP award receive a notice.|
|Feb. 16, 2023||MIP awards paid to eligible managers who were on roll on Feb. 9.|
See Non-Represented Performance Management for key dates related to that process.
Check out the links below to learn more about your compensation opportunity and the annual compensation review process. You need access to Sandia’s internal web to view these resources. Also note, manager resources are available for review by managers only.
Sandia 2023 Total Cash Compensation Chart
What’s Notable for 2022
Managers Guide to Reviewing and Completing Compensation Recommendations
Sandia Merit and Management Incentive Plan (MIP) Summary
2022 Manager Training Presentation
2022 Manager Training Recorded Session
Managers Guide to Conducting Compensation Discussions
Questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your Human Resources Business Partner.
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.