Cost of Living Adjustment

In April, eligible Middle Georgia State employees will begin receiving a $5,000 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) recently approved by Governor Brian Kemp and state legislators.

The majority of pay adjustments will be completed in April, but there are many unique situations, such as mid-year hires, job changes, and leave statuses that will require manual pay adjustments into May.

Who is eligible?

The $5,000 salary increase is for all active, regular, benefits-eligible faculty and non-academic staff at Middle Georgia State. The increase will be prorated based on full-time equivalency (FTE). Employees not receiving benefits, including temporary workers and those working less than 30 hours per week, are not eligible for the increase.

When will payments be issued?

  • Eligible employees paid biweekly will see the increase and one-time supplemental payment in their April 22 paychecks. 
  • Eligible employees paid monthly will see the change in their April 29 paychecks. 

How will the increase be distributed?

  1. In April, eligible employees will receive a one-time pay supplement of up to $3,750 based on the number of pay periods an individual was employed between July 1, 2021, and April 1, 2022, and FTE.
  2. The remaining balance, up to $1,250, will be included on the normal payment schedule to finish out the fiscal year.
  3. The ongoing increase for FY23 will be applied and appropriately distributed across the pay calendar.

The one-time payment is subject to all applicable FICA taxes, federal income tax, and state income tax.

Eligibility FAQS


Timing and Pay FAQs