Wednesday, July 13, 2011

UIS employees to get raises

Most employees at the University of Illinois Springfield will be getting raises of about 3 percent this fall — their first since 2008 — consistent with a universitywide salary program made possible by earlier cost-saving measures.

UIS Chancellor Susan Koch, who started in her new post July 1, said about $1 million will be spread among about 800 faculty members, academic professionals and civil service staff effective with the academic year beginning Aug. 16.

“I’m very appreciative that we’ll be able to provide these long-awaited salaries,” she said. “It is the employees who make the university what it is and make good on our promise to students every day.”

University of Illinois President Michael Hogan said last week that cost-cutting and resource reallocation has produced savings that can be used for merit raises for employees and administrators at all three campuses. The total pool of money authorized for salary increases is about 3 percent of each campus’ salary pool, which in the case of UIS is about $34 million.

The story was published in an July 13, 2011, edition of The State Journal-Register.

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