DECEMBER 17, 2021 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent via email today from President Taylor Eighmy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy, and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Salazar to faculty and staff:
As a result of our success in growing our enrollment—which led to our increased formula funding in the last legislative session and allocation of new resources under our incentivized resource management (IRM) budget model—we announced in August a strategic compensation plan to recognize and invest in our outstanding faculty, staff and student employees. As you know, the results of our campus climate survey identified compensation as a key area of needed focus.
We are pleased to share that we have made significant progress on our plan in recent months by increasing minimum hourly rates for staff and student employees, establishing Fixed Term Track faculty minimum salary pay scales, making market retention/compression adjustments, and implementing the university merit-based salary increases described below.
A key strategy in our plan is a merit-based salary increase of up to 4% for eligible employees. Recent merit increases occurred in FY18 (up to 2%), FY19 (up to 1%), and FY20 (up to 2%). There were no merit raises in FY17 and FY21. In FY22, from those who are eligible, over 96% will receive meaningful salary increases of 3% or more. We are pleased to be able to make this investment in our greatest resource—our faculty and staff—and show our appreciation for your dedication to UTSA and our students.
Merit will take effect January 1 and will be reflected on February 1 paychecks. As in prior years, increases will differ from person to person and the total you receive will be based on your 2020-2021 performance evaluation completed this fall. In January, you will receive an individual letter outlining your total merit increase. We encourage you to visit the People Excellence website to view program information, eligibility requirements, and the specific merit increase percentages and thresholds for faculty and for staff.
Coupled with the one-time payments to recognize and support faculty and staff for adaptation as a result of the pandemic, these intentional investment strategies demonstrate our commitment to attracting and retaining a qualified, diverse workforce. We will continue to support future compensation increases whenever we can appropriately do so. We appreciate your tremendous efforts and we thank you again for your support of our students.
The UTSA University Career Center invites you to attend the STEM Career Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feburary 8. Meet, connect and recruit UTSA students and alumni.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, HSU 1.104-1.106
The UTSA University Career Center invites you to attend the All Majors Career Expo from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feburary 8. Meet, connect and recruit UTSA students.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, HSU 1.104-1.106
This competition is for students who are working on a project and prototype and want to assess the market opportunity and commercial potential of their technology in a risk-free environment.Science and Engineering Building, SEB 1.150G
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Chiquita Collins, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at UT Health San Antonio, will virtually engage in conversation regarding the 2023 Black History Month theme, “Resistance. Persistence. Excellence.”Virtual event
The Carlos Alvarez College of Business and the Alvarez Student Success Center will host their Second Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium. The theme for this year is inclusive leadership. The featured keynote speaker will be Melissa Majors, author of “The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders.”H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, HSU 1.106
Join your fellow Roadrunners for the annual Heart Health Walk. If you can’t meet up on campus, get outside and walk for at least 10 minutes at 9 a.m. Walkers are encouraged to wear red and post their pictures to Instagram using the hashtag #28DaysOfHeartAtUTSA.Rowdy Statue, Sombrilla Plaza
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