No Pay Increase For U Of I Employees Until Budget Deal

Jul 28, 2015


University of Illinois employees won't see pay raises, at least until a state budget is finalized. 

Nearly a month into the new fiscal year, the university is still waiting to see the impact of budget negotiations.

Without a budget in place, President Timothy Killeen sent a letter to the campuses that says the U of I is temporarily deferring consideration of a salary program.   Usually, those pay increases kick in around the time classes start in August.  Killeen says the decision will impact all personnel.

The university has allowed raises even in some lean budget times as a way to keep pace with other institutions.  

But Killeen says it wouldn't be prudent to move ahead with such uncertainty as to how much state funding will come through.  The governor proposed a 30 percent cut to higher education earlier this year.  

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