UW-Madison faculty, staff to get 4 percent pay increase

MADISON — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced plans to give faculty and staff a 4 percent pay increase over the next year.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a 2 percent pay raise would occur in July followed by another 2 percent increase January 2019.

The university says employees must have started in their current positions by Jan. 8, be meeting performance expectations and must complete campus sexual harassment training to qualify for the raise.

University Chancellor Rebecca Blank says the raises will help the school keep talented employees.

The university says it would be the first time since 2015 that its employees have gotten across-the-board raises.

The state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations must formally approve the plan before it can take effect.