U-M faculty and staff salary increases are at the lowest level since 2003-04, according to data released from the university’s salary record. The increases reflect the university’s emphasis on restraint and cost containment in light of the state’s economic crisis.
While the merit programs are modest this year, faculty and staff remain one of the university’s highest priorities of funding, says Teresa Sullivan, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
“We are mindful of the current economic climate, but we also must retain our high-performing and internationally competitive faculty and staff members. They give us Michigan’s competitive edge,” Sullivan says.
Faculty salaries increased, on average, 2.3 percent.
Salary increases for staff averaged 0.7 percent. The staff average includes salaries for employees on the Ann Arbor campus and in the U-M Health System, and excludes employees represented by a union.
In light of the difficult financial situation, President Mary Sue Coleman requested that she receive no merit salary increase from the Board of Regents in Fiscal Year 2010, to which they agreed. In addition, her leadership team of executive officers and U-M’s 19 deans will forgo any merit salary increases in FY 2010.
The 2009-10 Faculty and Staff Salary Disclosure Report now is available on the Human Resources Web site, hr.umich.edu/hrris/reports/standard.html. The report also is available at many libraries on campus, as well as the Ann Arbor District Library.
Paper copies of the report no longer are being provided.
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