PROFS Offers Testimony to JCOER; Committee Approves Raises

PROFS offered written testimony in support of a proposed pay plan at today’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations meeting. PROFS president Bill Tracy:

“(I)t is time to start addressing the serious pay gaps that exist for faculty and other employees. PROFS supports the 1% per-year plan as an important step in the right direction, even though it falls well short of what we truly need to be competitive”

The Office of State Employment Relations requested a one-percent increase in each of the next two years for state employees, including faculty at UW-Madison. The committee voted unanimously to support the plan, which is the first pay increase for state workers since 2008.