Dear employee: I am pleased to inform you that your merit award for performance over the period February 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012, will be as follows: $_____ will be awarded as a one-time lump sum payment. This merit is effective on September 1, 2012, and will appear on the October 1, 2012 pay statement. $______ will be awarded as an addition to your base salary, resulting in a new annualized salary of $_____. This merit is effective March 1, 2013, and will appear on the April 1, 2013 pay statement. Thank you for your ongoing contribution to UTSA’s success.