A move to end furloughs and restore raises

This piece by AP reporter Ryan Foley details efforts by the University of Wisconsin System to end state-mandated furloughs for non-represented University of Wisconsin employees and to restore the 2% pay raises for faculty and academic staff eliminated from the last budget. While the article notes that many salaries lag 8-28% behind those of our peers (for details, see this UW System report), due to the massive state budget deficit, the System is not pressing for a catch-up pay plan.

System’s proposal would be a significant and helpful step in the right direction — effectively a 5% increase over last year, by eliminating the 3% furlough cuts and a 2% raise.