Performance-Based Salary Increases

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TO: UA Community
FROM: Ann Weaver Hart, President
DATE: April 10, 2013
SUBJECT: Performance-Based Salary Increases

I am pleased to announce that a university-wide salary adjustment pool of $9.1 million has been established to fund performance-based salary increases for benefits-eligible faculty and staff funded on state and locally allocated budgets effective July 1, 2013. While we have not been able to provide an institution-wide salary increase since 2007, I hope that this increase will provide an opportunity to reward the many University of Arizona staff and faculty whose work is vital to the success of the university. This salary increase will be based on clear links between pay and performance, a vital feature of our ability to attract and retain high quality members of our university team. All employees who are performing at a satisfactory level will be eligible for an increase.

The FY 2014 allocation amounts will be provided to deans and vice presidents who will provide direct guidance to supervisors reporting to them regarding the process for making and communicating salary increase decisions. A separate memo on Graduate Assistant/Associate salary increases for FY 2014 will be forthcoming.

Funding this salary program will require us to forgo expenditures in some areas. However, I believe that a salary increase program is essential for us to maintain our competitive position and is well worth the internal discipline that will be required.

You will find additional information on the details of implementation of the salary increase at: http://www.hr.arizona.edu/fy_2014_salary_increase_program.

Best wishes for a successful conclusion to this spring semester and the 2012-13 academic year.