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!
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This photo exhibit explores the history and tradition behind the Mexican drink.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring the three finalist candidates for the position of vice president for the Office of Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA Fostering Educational Success Center will be holding an open house. Come visit the center, learn about its mission, and enjoy refreshments, while they last, during this casual, come-and-go event.Student Union (SU 2.01.05), Main Campus
The UTSA Technology Commercialization Center hosts this free webscast will discuss the critical steps when starting a business.Durango Building (DBB 2.112A), Downtown Campus
This year’s Symposium will focus on Operational Command and Control in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Tickets are $60 for Admiral Nimitz Foundation Members and $70 for non-members.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering, low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA’s mission. Developer Eric Bryant will present a Tech Talk and answer questions about the challenge. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free pizza. Open to all.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
UTSA's Office of Sustainability hosts a full day of activities to celebrate the opening of the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop. A ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m.will include President Eighmy, Mayor Nirenberg, Councilman Pelaez and Councilwoman Gonzales.Ximenes Ave. between Ximenes Ave. Lot and Brackenridge Ave. Lot 1, Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.