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!
Celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary and share social media posts about the 50th using the hashtag #UTSA50.
The Roadrunner community and nearby residents are highly encouraged to cast their votes at UTSA, a designated early voting site for the March 3 Texas presidential primary election.H-E-B Student Union, Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in health care, you won’t want to miss UTSA’s 14th annual Health Professions Day. Meet with representatives of health professions programs at schools such as Texas Tech University Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch, University North Texas Health Science Center, University of the Incarnate Word, and many more. Free and open to UTSA students, local area college and high school students, and community members.Student Union, Retama Galleria (SU First Floor Corridor), Main Campus
An FBI subject matter expert will discuss the threat to U.S. technology and public sector from foreign adversaries, specific technologies sought and vectors used to illicitly obtain them, how to best safeguard intellectual property.Durango Building (DB 2.112A), Downtown Campus
Why just leap when you can dash? The Alumni Association’s 36th annual Diploma Dash 5K and City Championship is a great opportunity to run or walk for a great cause: scholarships for UTSA students.Main Campus
Students are encouraged to attend to obtain important information about Spring Commencement and life after UTSA. Graduating students can order their cap and gown and other items, win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. Participants should take a UTSA student ID for entry.H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
UTSA’s first Wellbeing Fair is a part of the President’s Initiative of Enriching Campus Wellbeing. UTSA is committed to the well-being of each member of the campus community and recognizes that numerous factors contribute to overall wellness: physical and mental health, diet and nutrition, physical activity, stress management and self-care, social behaviors and more. The fair will give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to participate in well-being activities, obtain well-being information and learn about available services. Participants will become more competent in making healthy decisions to take a more proactive approach in their own well-being.Paseo Principal, Student Union, Main Campus
Students are encouraged to attend to obtain important information about Spring Commencement and life after UTSA. Graduating students can order their cap and gown and other items, win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. Participants should take a UTSA student ID for entry.Durango Building, El Mercado Room (DB 1.208), Downtown 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.