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Volume 40 Issue 23

Center for Health and Care Work established >

July 24th, 2008

Pitt’s new Center for Health and Care Work (CHCW) seeks to inform the national discourse centered on how to better legitimize, compensate, develop and regulate direct care work in health care and other industries. The center will facilitate interdisciplinary research to address economic and workforce opportunities in the direct-care sectors; heighten the profile of the […]

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Magee recognized for breast cancer diagnosis improvements >

July 24th, 2008

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC has been honored by the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania for its Breast Cancer Diagnostic Process Improvement. This is a multidisciplinary effort to reduce wait times for patients significantly between suspicious findings in screening or diagnostic mammography, biopsy and diagnosis. Nationally, the average wait time between an abnormal screening result and follow-up […]

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2.5% raise awarded for satisfactory performance >

July 24th, 2008

The 4 percent pay raise approved by Pitt trustees will be distributed as follows: 2.5 percent for employees with satisfactory performance; 1 percent for merit, market and equity adjustments at the unit level, and 0.5 percent to be distributed by senior officers to address market imbalances among units in the University. Increases, retroactive to the […]

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Trustees approve $1.71 billion FY09 budget >

July 24th, 2008

Pitt trustees have approved a salary pool increase of 4 percent and tuition increases of 2-6 percent as part of a $1.71 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2009, which began July 1. The new budget, approved July 11, represents a 4.3 percent increase over last year’s $1.64 billion budget. Pay and benefits totaling $967 […]

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Utility costs impact budget >

July 24th, 2008

Gas prices aren’t the only things that are shooting skyward. High prices are pushing Pitt’s utility bills upward in spite of recent efforts to reduce consumption: installing electrical metering systems; retrofitting ventilation systems; overhauling chilled water plants; modifying HVAC systems, and using sustainable design and constructions principles University-wide. Over the past decade, Pitt has saved […]

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Fuel prices affect Pitt, employees >

July 24th, 2008

High prices at the gas pump are affecting all of us, and the University is no exception. Fuel prices are taking their toll at Pitt in a number of ways. Laura W. Zullo, senior manager of capital and special projects in Facilities Management, said the cost to fuel the division’s 39 vehicles (18 trucks, 18 […]

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