UI faculty, staff could get 2% raises

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Anna Carrera

By Anna Carrera | acarrera@wcia.com

Published 01/05 2017 06:57PM

Updated 01/05 2017 06:57PM

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS — The university’s budget committee will be meeting next week to talk raises. University spokesperson Tom Hardy says President Tim Killeen has decided to give about a 2% raise to faculty, academic staff and some unions. It would be merit based, so people could get more or less than that.

Workers would start seeing higher paychecks in March. University leaders say this is important to boost morale. They also want to add an incentive to keep and recruit talented people. Workers have gone two years without raises because of the state budget issues. The money would come from what the university has saved by cutting more than 500 jobs.

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UI faculty, staff could get 2% raises

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