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IU Pay Raises To Differ Slightly By Department

Members of the Indiana University Board of Trustees say they expect to approve an average 3% raise for school employees.

president michael mcrobbie speaking at a meeting of the iu trustees

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IU President Michael McRobbie explains his plan for pay raises as Board of Trustees Chairman Bill Cast (middle) and Vice Chairman Pat Shoulders (left) listen in.

Members of the Indiana University Board of Trustees say they expect to approve an average three percent raise for school employees during Friday’s conclusion to their two-day summit.  IU President Michael McRobbie said the raises will differ from department to department.

“There’s going to be a range of one to six percent and it’s going to average out at 3% for the whole university community,” McRobbie said. “Ultimately, the deans will make recommendations to me as to how they will allocate that funding and I will then approve that.”

During discussion of the raises, Finance and Audit Committee Chairman Tom Reilly expressed concerns that academic units contribute to the cost savings which make raises possible.

“My point was since the academic units consume about 75% of the budget, if we are heading towards difficult times — and if we want to keep having raises in the future — and we’re going to have to keep going to look for savings, that the academic units are going to have to start to contribute,” Reilly said.

After the meeting, Reilly pronounced himself happy with the plan, saying he doesn’t expect any roadblocks to its passage.

Stan Jastrzebski

WFIU/WTIU News Senior Editor Stan Jastrzebski spent time as a reporter with WGN Radio in Chicago and as an editor at Network Indiana, an Indianapolis news service. Stan is the winner of awards from the Associated Press, the RTDNA, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He hosts WFIU's Ask the Mayor and anchors WTIU's InFocus.

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