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Second of two pay adjustments for UW–Madison faculty and staff effective this month

January 8, 2019

This month, UW–Madison faculty, academic staff, university staff and limited appointees will receive the second of two pay increases under the 2017–2019 pay plan. The pay plan established a 4 percent pay increase. The first 2 percent increase took effect in July 2018. The second 2 percent increase became effective Dec. 23, 2018 for employees paid on an hourly basis and Jan. 1, 2019 for employees paid monthly.

Employees who are paid hourly will see the increase on the paycheck dated Jan. 17. For employees who are paid monthly, the increase will appear on their earnings statement for January, paid on Feb. 1. Employees who are receiving the pay increase will receive a written communication informing them of their new pay rate, when that pay rate becomes effective, and when the increase will be reflected on their paycheck.

“We are happy to start the year with this second phase of the pay plan taking effect,” says Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller. “Combined with our efforts on campus to provide additional funding for compensation increases, the pay plan helps recognize employees for their dedicated service to UW–Madison and the state of Wisconsin.”

“These pay increases will help us meet our goal of retaining the talented individuals we have working at UW–Madison,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank said when the pay plan was originally announced in January 2018.

To be eligible to receive the pay plan increases, individuals must have been employed in their current positions by Jan. 8, 2018, must have completed UW–Madison’s sexual harassment prevention training by March 9, 2018, and must have met performance expectations as identified in their last performance evaluation.  Supervisors were required to complete performance evaluations for the employees they supervise.

Employees with questions about the pay plan should speak with their local human resources contact.