Council approves salary recommendation

A salary recommendation introduced by the compensation and benefits committee was unanimously approved at the May 7 Professional and Scientific Council meeting. The annual recommendation was shared with university administration.

"Keep in mind that the salary increase that we are recommending is not necessarily what we think we'll get, it's what we think we're worth," said committee chair Bart Dobson.

The recommendation for the university's FY16 salary parameters outlined three priorities:

  • Compensate P&S employees for continued high performance
  • Change how P&S employees advance within classifications
  • Achieve equity in salary increases for P&S staff, faculty and merit employees

It called for a 4 percent increase for staff who earned a satisfactory evaluation, with an additional 2 percent average increase for individuals with continued high performance. No increase is recommended for employees who "do not meet job expectations."

In addition to salary increases, the recommendation also calls for a 3 percent bump across all pay grades to adjust for market trends.