UT Employees to Get Raises
I’m pleased to report that our employees will be getting pay raises for the third consecutive year.
The UT Board of Trustees recently passed a budget that will allow the Knoxville campus to give all eligible employees a 1.5 percent across-the-board pay raise or $600, whichever is greater. We also will use an additional 1.5 percent pool to reward our best performers and address market and equity pay issues. Next January, we will use a 2 percent pool to make midyear merit and market adjustments.
I want to thank the governor, legislators, and our board members for supporting the across-the-board increase and our goals for merit pay and addressing equity issues.
The across-the-board increase takes effect July 1 for all regular full-time and part-time staff and faculty with twelve-month appointments who have been on active payroll status as of June 30.
Merit and market/equity increases also will be effective July 1, but employees will receive them in August. Nine-month faculty increases will be effective in August for those on active payroll status by July 31.