Thursday, September 19, 2019

UTSA announces merit salary increases for fiscal year 2020

UTSA announces merit salary increases for fiscal year 2020

Editor's Note: UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, UTSA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and UTSA Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Mendez sent this email to faculty and staff today.

(Aug. 19, 2019) -- Dear Roadrunners,

As a part of our Strategic Growth and Innovative Excellence destination, UTSA is committed to cultivating the excellence of our people. To support our commitment, much work has gone into preparing for this coming fiscal year as we fully implement our new Incentivized Resource Management (IRM) model which shapes UTSA’s budget for fiscal year 2020.

We are pleased to announce that the FY20 budget includes funds for merit-based salary increases ranging from 1.5% to 2.0%, based on satisfactory performance evaluations. Details regarding the merit increase eligibility and allocations can be found on the Human Resources website. Raises for eligible employees will be effective September 1, and reflected in October 1 paychecks.

In accord with our core institutional values, we recognize our special responsibility to our hourly employees at minimum wage who work hard every day to support our university. As such, the FY20 budget also includes an increase adjustment of UTSA’s minimum wage to $14 an hour.

In addition, in an effort to keep UTSA’s salaries competitive and aligned with market rates, Classified and A&P salary ranges will increase effective September 1.  Human Resources will be notifying a small number of employees whose salaries will be increased to meet the new minimum for their position grade.    

Over the next year, we expect to make new strides in our efforts to foster employee excellence under the leadership of our new Associate Vice President for Human Resources Sylvia Enriquez. Sylvia’s work will include a systematic review of titles and compensation structure across the institution, as well as a reevaluation of our approach to performance reviews.

We are pleased that the university’s current financial environment allows us to provide these merit increases to acknowledge outstanding work by faculty and staff. Given that UTSA’s revenue streams are subject to a wide variety of factors—many of which are outside our control—the university may not be able to provide merit increases every year.

Our budget will continue to be heavily impacted by our ability to recruit and retain our students, which is why it is so critical—as a community of dedicated staff and faculty—to support UTSA’s many student success efforts leading to graduation.

As always, thank you for all you do for UTSA, and best wishes for the start of the new academic year!

Taylor Eighmy
President

Kimberly Andrews Espy
Provost & Senior Vice President
for Academic Affairs

Veronica Mendez
Senior Vice President
for Business Affairs

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