July 30, 2012 Announcement from Provost Jim Bean
I am pleased to announce that Interim President Berdahl has authorized a cost-of-living salary adjustment (“COLA”) for most Officers of Administration (“OAs”), effective July 1, 2012. Affected employees will see the impact of the adjustment in their late August paychecks. This will be an across-the-board adjustment of 3.5% for all OAs except; President, Provost, Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, tenure related faculty in administrative roles, General Counsel, Athletic Director, athletic coaches with negotiated multi-year contracts , and most F-contract employees. To be eligible, OAs must have been hired into their current position before January 1st, 2012.
The majority of the affected employees have not had a salary adjustment since late 2008, nearly four years. We feel that it is crucial that we take care of this employee group whose commitment to effective and efficient operations of this great institution has helped bring us through this difficult economic period.
The SEIU contract negotiated by OUS for the seven Oregon Institutions provides COLAs and step increases for our classified staff over the next two years. We anticipate addressing faculty salary issues in our upcoming negotiations with the newly formed union.
A FAQ page with more details is posted at http://hr.uoregon.edu/oa/oa-announcement-7-30-2012. If you have questions, please direct them to email@example.com.