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To: UT Faculty and Staff
From: Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek
Subject: Employee Pay Raises


I am pleased to tell you that faculty and staff will be getting a raise for the third consecutive year.

Today the UT Board of Trustees 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.

Across-the-board increases will be effective July 1, 2013, and be paid in the July paychecks for twelve-month faculty and staff. Nine-month faculty and flex-year employees will have an effective date of August 1, 2013. Merit/market pool increases will be paid in August, retroactive to July 1, 2013.

All twelve-month faculty, monthly staff, and biweekly staff must be active on payroll June 30, 2013, to be eligible. Nine-month faculty and flex-year employees must be active as of July 31, 2013, to be eligible.

If you have questions about compensation plans, please talk with your supervisor or your department’s fiscal officer.

Thank you again for your dedication to making UT an even better university.