BLUF: Do I bring it up with my boss or the HR Director that although I've been notified that I've been given a salary increase, my salary is the same as before?
This week I received a letter from our HR department, notifying me that I had received a salary increase. The only problem is the amount of my "new" salary listed in the letter is the same as the amount of my original salary.
A little background:
- My new supervisor started one month ago. He is "cleaning house" and has already let go of one-third of his directs.
- I've received a warning from the new supervisor that I need to make performance improvements and am doing so.
- Either I was not supposed to receive an increase and the letter was sent to me in error or I was supposed to receive an increase and the amount is wrong.
- I've heard from others that some number of people at our company will not receive any increase this year.
- Salary increases were in the works prior to my new boss starting. However, that certainly would not have prevented anyone from changing their mind at the last minute.
I'm grateful to have a job and to have been recognized for past accomplishments by way of the merit increase letter. I 'm weighing carefully whether or not I should bring it up as I don't want to be seen as a "trouble maker" by either the new supervisor or the HR Director.
Do I bring this up at all or hope that some will figure it out eventually? If so, does anyone have recommendations for me about how to bring this up?