Where I work they do not tell us what our raises are ahead of time. We instead have to wait until we receive the 2nd paycheck in January which reflects our new rate since we are paid bi-weekly. There's no real reason for this, its just what they do. My supervisor already knows what each member of my team will be receiving. I'm really eager to find out of course.
Would it be appropriate for me to ask him before I get the paycheck where it has taken effect? If so, what's a good way to phrase the question so as not to make it awkward?