University of Florida Offers Pay Raise to All Faculty and Staff
Published June 17th, 2013
GAINESVILLE - Just about a week after his own pay was raised, University of Florida President Bernie Machen introduced a plan to give a pay raise to all faculty and staff.
In an email sent out to all employees on Monday, Machen announced plans to give all workers making less than $40,000 a year an extra $1,400 towards their base pay. Those making more than $40,000 will get an extra 3.5 percent of their existing salary added to their base pay.
A University of Florida spokesperson says the money will come from a combination of increased funding from the state Legislature as well as budget savings from years' past.
The pay raises are expected to go into effect on October 1 and would affect more than 13,000 people. But as with any change in pay, this raise must first be approved by the full faculty union and then by the board of trustees before it can become official.
Currently, the faculty union and the University are in the midst of multi-year salary negotiations. Faculty union leaders say nothing is official just yet.
Union leaders say they will meet with UF officials on Wednesday to discuss this pay raise.
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