Mayo Clinic announced to its employees on Tuesday that a 2% base wage raise will show up in paychecks in March.
An internal staff email signed by Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. Gianrico Farrugia and Chief Administrative Officer Jeff Bolton stated, "Mayo Clinic also will provide a salary adjustment to eligible allied health staff in 2020. Pay ranges will increase by 2 percent with a 2.75 percent multiplier based on the new range maximum for eligible staff. The salary adjustment will take effect Feb. 19, 2020, and be reflected in the March 10, 2020, paycheck."
Union-represented employees, staff of Charter House or other independent entities linked to Mayo Clinic are not eligible for the raise, according to the note.
Mayo Clinic reported having 63,000 employees in 2018.
When asked about the pay raises, Communications Manager Ginger Plumbo wrote an email stating, "Mayo Clinic understands the importance of maintaining a competitive compensation package for our staff and believes it is important to recognize the work Mayo employees do to care for our patients every day. Mayo will provide a salary increase to eligible allied health staff in 2020. Annual adjustments to pay ranges are based on external market factors and local budgetary considerations, with the goal of recruiting and retaining a talented workforce. Specific details about the program are not shared publicly."
The note sent to staff thanked employees for their hard work and commitment that placed Mayo Clinic "... on track to have a remarkable year in 2019."
It also included notice that some employees will receive "a one-time, year-end contribution of $500."
The $500 contribution is slated to be added to employees' paychecks on Dec. 17.
"Use it as you see fit, such as investing in you and your family's well-being and long-term financial security," according to the letter.
Instead of the $500, other staff members will be eligible "for an additional day off, depending on their role and site."
The email also informed Rochester employees that Mayo Clinic is "committed to alleviating the parking and transportation challenges many staff experience."
To help ease the parking woes, the clinic will continue to pursue a new shuttle lot, increase the monthly commuter bus subsidy in 2020, allow employees to use certain patient ramps after 2:30 p.m. and will double "the Guaranteed Ride Home option" to eight times per year.