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No across-the-board budget cuts planned

Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins, in his Update for Faculty/Staff, announced May 17 that the university:
* will not make any across-the-board cuts at the beginning of the biennium on July 1.
* will add to the state’s 3.2 percent increase in the salary pool. Through use of local funds the university will bring the average salary increase up to a total of 5 percent. The rules for salary  increases spelled out in the Faculty Manual and the Administrative Professional Manual will be followed.
* will raise the level of salary increase for faculty when promoting to associate or full professor to 10 percent from 8 percent.

It also was announced that salary increases were provided in the state budget for 143 non-represented classified staff employees at WSU as a result of the 2002 Washington State Department of Personnel Salary Survey. 

Details from the state budget regarding salary increases for each employee group and the timing of those increase is  spelled out online at:
http://www.ir.wsu.edu/budget/docs/finalbudgetsalaryincreases.pdf

A full copy of Rawlins Update can be found at:
http://www.wsu.edu/president/presidents-updates.html

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