2013 Pay Administration Survey conducted by Fox Lawson and Associates, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., Overall, the trends for employee increase budgets and salary structure adjustments continue to increase in small amounts from those of the recession years. The increase amounts are small measured in tenths of percentage points. Actual employee increases increased slightly in 2012 over those of 2011. Also, actual and planned increases for 2013 appear to be even with or slightly higher than 2012. In 2012, fewer public sector organizations made pay cuts (1.5%) than in 2011 (4.5%) or what was planned for 2012 (3.6%).