September 28, 2022
Dear UO faculty and officers of administration,
I hope your fall term is off to a fantastic start. It was wonderful coming together to welcome our new and returning students. Thank you for your extraordinary efforts over the last couple of years to not just maintain our mission but advance it. I recognize how challenging this time has been for so many, personally and professionally, and I am grateful for your commitment to the University of Oregon.
I am writing to provide you with good news about how the university will implement salary increases for faculty and officers of administration (OAs) this fiscal year.
You may remember that last year we took a new approach in which we planned for and announced multi-year salary increases for our faculty and OAs. This approach provides our employees with greater certainty about salary increases for several years to come. I am pleased to announce the following adjustments to this year’s annual salary increases for faculty and OAs:
- The increases will be effective October 1, 2022, instead of on January 1, 2023, which is typical. This one-time change will provide you with three additional months of increased pay. You will see this increase reflected in your October 31 paycheck. When combined with the last implemented pay increase in January 2022, faculty and OA salaries will have been increased by seven percent within ten months.
- The increase for OAs will now be applied across the board rather than through a merit pool as previously announced. The increase for faculty will also be applied across the board as originally planned.
For your awareness, especially for those who are supervisors, I also want to point out the salary increase schedule for classified employees and graduate employees. Through the SEIU contract, classified employees received two across-the-board increases in 2022 and will receive annual step increases at least through fall 2023, when the economic terms of their contract will be renegotiated. Graduate employees are paid according to the GTFF contract, which stipulates the minimum rate of pay for each position. This fall, the salary minimums for all GE positions were increased by three percent, with colleges working with many departments to increase wages above minimums.
Complete details about compensation and increases for each UO employee group are available on the HR website.
Again, thank you for all the many ways you support our shared commitment to education, research, and service. As I said in my recent campus message, I firmly believe we are better together, and together we will achieve greatness.
Interim President and Professor of Biology