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August 28, 2014

Satisfactory employees to get 1% pay increase

A 2.5 percent salary pool increase approved by trustees in July will be allocated 1 percent for salary maintenance to employees with satisfactory performance and 1.5 percent for special merit, market and equity awards.

In his final University Update (, issued July 28, then-Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg acknowledged that the salary-increase pool was larger than the 1.7 percent recommended by the University planning and budgeting committee (UPBC).

Nordenberg noted that UPBC, in its draft budget, suggested prioritizing an increase in the pool if final budget numbers proved sufficiently favorable.

“This was less a product of more favorable budget numbers than it was of a determined effort to increase that pool as a high priority, even in these very challenging times,” Nordenberg stated. “In making awards, I urge decision-makers to be especially attentive to the needs of our lower-paid employees.”

Increases are retroactive to July 1 and will appear in end-of-September paychecks.

—Kimberly K. Barlow

Filed under: Feature,Volume 47 Issue 1