CMU will give $1,500 to employees to offset inflation

In a message this week, Carnegie Mellon President Farnam Jahanian said the university is implementing a one-time payment of $1,500 for all eligible faculty and staff to help during the current inflationary environment.

“The goal is to assist employees in addressing the impacts of inflation that have been so prevalent over the past several months,” Jahanian message said.

Faculty and staff can expect to receive this one-time distribution this month. CMU also said it will fund a merit increase program for FY23.

Asked if Pitt might do something similar, James Gallaher, vice chancellor for human resources said: “The University’s budget process is still underway, and we will — as we always do — formally announce compensation decisions to faculty and staff once final.”

Pitt is waiting to see what its appropriation will be from the state before setting its budget and salary pool.

— Susan Jones


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