Dear faculty, and staff,
As we wrap up another successful academic year, please accept my deep thanks and appreciation for all your incredible efforts and contributions to deliver on our mission and serve our students. I’m pleased to share that, for the second consecutive year, the university will provide salary and wage increases for the upcoming fiscal year. It’s a privilege to announce this investment in our people.
We’re able to make this investment in large part due to funds appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature. In addition, the university is committing funds from its permanent institutional budget. Most regular (non-temporary) employees will be eligible for a pay increase. Increases will take effect July 1, 2022.
Additionally, the university will increase its minimum wage to $13.00 per hour and will address compression adjustments as needed. This effort recognizes that our people are vital to how we support and serve our students. We have made progress on this over the last two years and remain committed to investing more in our people.
The budget office will issue specific guidance and instructions to signatory officers for these items. All filled positions covered by soft money, self-generated funds or separately budgeted unit funds should be reviewed for pay increases during this same period.
In addition, I’m pleased to report that we are allocating funds to increase graduate students’ stipends. The college and schools will receive instructions as to how these funds will be distributed later in the budget process.
The University of Mississippi has enjoyed an extraordinary year. We welcomed the first enrollment gains in four years last fall in an ultra-competitive higher education enrollment landscape. While we expect our growth to continue into the next academic year, it is essential that we all understand and embrace how our combined efforts advance our university. Our talented and dedicated faculty and staff go above and beyond on a daily basis — thank you for all you do to support how we serve our students, our state, and our future.
Glenn F. Boyce