Council considering salary recommendation

Members of the Professional and Scientific Council will vote on its annual salary recommendation next month. The compensation and benefits committee is proposing the "greatest salary increase feasible within the FY17 budget" in a motion introduced at the May 5 council meeting.

In a summary of its recommendation, the committee refers to Iowa State's unprecedented enrollment growth and "modest" salary increases -- an average of 1.4 percent annually over the past five years. It also cites three priorities to assist with the recruitment and retention of P&S employees, including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Performance-based compensation
  • Improved classification system

Council members will continue discussion of the recommendation at the May 26 meeting, then vote on a motion to submit it to the university's senior administrators.

Other business

Council members unanimously approved: