In leading up to Arizona's centennial Feb. 14, we'll reprint a story or excerpts each day from the Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen archives.

Jan. 20, 1912

PRESCOTT - Beginning on the first of the year the Arizona Power company initiated for the first time known in Northern Arizona, among corporations, what is termed the credit salary increase system, which applies specifically to those associated with it as employees.

It is an interesting departure from the system heretofore prevailing for the reason that it offers inducements that are attractive as well as generous to those whom it may affect. As stipulated in the agreement issued and now in effect, some of the more interesting provisions are the following:

Each employee shall be entitled to regular increase in pay of 10 per cent on the basis of having 60 marks on his score earned during a single term of employment. To this advance is added an additional 5 per cent when he has 120 marks on his score. The same increase prevails when the marks reach 180 and 240.

- The Tucson Citizen

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