University of Wisconsin System officials will ask state policy makers to include campus employees with any across the board pay raises of state workers. The Board of Regents also voted Friday to renew a request for autonomy in give pay increases to faculty and staff.
Lawmakers on the finance panel had cut out a proposal in the governor’s budget that would’ve allowed the board to give pay raises.
The compensation issue came up several times during the two-day regents meeting last week. System President Kevin Reilly says UW campuses need to be able to offer salaries that are competitive with schools in other states.
“The quality of a UW diploma is the product of UW people who teach and support UW students and that quality is being undermined because we are not closing that compensation gap.”
Anticipated changes within the UW System have been road blocked by lawmakers after it was discovered campuses were sitting on a surplus of hundreds of millions dollars.