University of Missouri's IT Employees See Salary Raises

7 years 1 week 4 days ago Friday, January 07 2011 Jan 7, 2011 Friday, January 07, 2011 9:30:05 AM CST January 07, 2011 in News
COLUMBIA - As of December 1, 2010, 52 of University of Missouri's Information of Technology employees received salary raises and promotions. Employees saw raises that ranged anywhere from a one to 24 percent increase. The promotions and raises cost the IT department more than $207,000.

$11,000 of that came from a one percent increase in the salary pool from the UM's Board of Curators. The rest of the money came from the department itself and from funds saved from not filling vacant positions.

With a quickly evolving field and competition from private sectors in town, Terry Robb, the director of IT, says that it was very important to promote the employees. 

"We don't want to lose our staff," he said. "It's very very expensive to replace them. They have a lot of institutional knowledge that we don't want to lose so we feel that when they've earned a promotion they should be compensated for it."


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