Members of the Professional Staff Association will receive a 2 percent wage increase and an additional $500 to their base pay effective July 1, University officials announced today. The $500 amount will be prorated for part-time PSA employees.
Employees eligible for the increase are full-time and part-time non-union employees who were hired before Jan 1, 2015, and who have not received salary actions resulting in an increase after that date. The dates that the increases will appear in paychecks are still being determined, but they will be retroactive to July 1 in any event.
The about 1,200 staff members in the Professional Staff Association include the classified exempt, classified salaried, and unclassified administrative and professional employees who do not belong to a bargaining unit and do not have faculty rank.
“We are deeply appreciative of the many contributions and services provided by all of our academic, hospital and professional staff employees, and we recognize the important role each employee plays in supporting and advancing the University’s mission and goals,” said Dr. Nagi Naganathan, interim president. “Thank you so much for all you do for our university.”
Compensation for UT employees who are members of unions is determined by their collective bargaining units. The American Association of University Professors approved a new contract in May, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Ohio Council 8 and AFSCME Local 2415 and Communication Workers of America Local 4319 are operating under contracts approved in July 2014. The UT Police Patrolman’s Association approved its current contract in 2013.