Agenda Item No. V. B. 3.

Washburn University Board of Regents



SUBJECT: Salary adjustments budgeted positions.



BACKGROUND:

For administrative and faculty positions, salaries for a particular position are set in the budget process. No adjustment in any of those salaries can occur without Board approval. Throughout the year, vacancies are filled and anticipated salary changes are made for rank advancements and educational attainment. Many times those changes are modest market adjustments. Often filling a position where there is a minor adjustment waits pending the next opportunity for the Board to authorize the hire. Individuals to whom offers have been made are in an uncomfortable position waiting for the final approval and departments are often at a disadvantage because work waits until the individual is formally approved to be brought on board.



DESCRIPTION:

President Farley has the authority to make adjustments in wages for classified employees so long as stay within board approved wage ranges which are reviewed and adjusted annually. The President should be able to allow upward salary adjustments in faculty and administrative positions of up to 10 percent of the budgeted salary.



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

There is no financial implication to the University budgets since any additional monies needed for an individual salary must be reallocated from other budgeted sources usually within the hiring department.



RECOMMENDATION:

President Farley recommends the Board of Regents authorize the President to make upward salary adjustments of up to 10 percent of the budgeted salary for administrative and faculty positions where appropriate and within the total university budget.





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(Date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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