Budget Update - Clarification
On Tuesday, March 15, we sent
out a memo to all faculty and
staff regarding the FY 2012 budget. In
that letter, we identified several broad
strategic decisions to address our FY 2012
budget challenges. Among those
administrative decisions that will form
our recommendations to the Board of
Trustees was to "Budget for 0% salary
increases for all employees for FY 2012"
as well as certain decisions regarding
We wish to correct the record and make
clear that the
University has on-going collective
bargaining obligations with the United
Academics, United Electric Workers and
Teamsters for the full time
faculty and staff bargaining units that
they represent. The three contracts for
those units expire at the end of this
fiscal year and thus we will be
negotiating compensation and other matters
for FY 2012 with those unions. No
final decisions on compensations for those
units have been made at this time.
In addition, we also want to note that
faculty represented by the UA are in the
middle of their multi-year
collective bargaining agreement and
already have a negotiated raise for FY
Thus, such part time faculty will be
receiving a salary increase based on
the terms of that contract.
We apologize for any confusion caused by
our Tuesday memo.
Daniel Mark Fogel, President
University of Vermont
85 So. Prospect St.
Burlington, Vermont 05405
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