Another name for a merit raise?

Don't laugh, but we are struggling with what to call our raises.

Our system uses a formula to compute what we call a "standard" raise. This is something which most staff are awarded if they have a good solid year's performance. Staff who perform exceptionally during the year can be recommended for a "non-standard" raise.

You can imagine why folks aren't excited about the "standard" raise. I know it's not all about what it's called (if people's "standard" raises were 15% there would probably be zero complaining) but there has got to be better terminology. Any ideas? We've considered "merit" raise for standard but really, they are both merit raises.


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