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Minimum Wage Increase

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that we have increased our minimum wage to $13 per hour for all regular full-time and part-time UT Knoxville employees, including those at the UT Space Institute and the UT Institute of Agriculture.

Our dedicated and talented staff has always been critical to our success and our ability to serve both our students and our mission. Never has that been more apparent than in the past year.

The new minimum wage is effective May 10 and will directly impact 375 employees. Another 129 employees currently making between $13 and $13.75 per hour will also receive a wage adjustment. Our leadership team is committed to ensuring that we can recruit and retain valued employees.

Thank you for all you do.

Donde Plowman
Chancellor