LSU announces pay raises
BATON ROUGE – LSU is trying to hold the revolving door closed, so it is offering pay raises to some faculty and staff in an effort to keep them from leaving.
“… We have to adequately reward our dedicated employees,” LSU President F. King Alexander wrote in a letter announcing raises would be given to keep “and attract quality talent.”
Alexander explained: “Your management team has the details of the merit raise process, which reflects an average of 3% across the University for eligible faculty and staff. Faculty and professional employee pay raises will be effective September 1. Classified employees will receive a 1% adjustment on October 1, followed by a 2% adjustment on January 1, 2018. The Governor and Legislature agreed to provide a 2% pool of funds for classified employees based on State Civil Service’s reform proposals.”
The raises come since lawmakers did not cut higher education funding during the recent legislative session.
Read the letter HERE.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz