CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is requesting $5.3 million in annual pay raises for faculty.
The supplemental budget request for a 3 percent raise was approved unanimously by the board on Thursday. The pay raises would be awarded based on merit.
Money for the salary increase must be approved by Gov. Matt Mead and the Legislature, which meets early next year.
The request notes that without the increase UW faculty will go four years without a pay increase. It says the university is seeing more faculty leaving for higher salaries elsewhere.
But the request comes at a time when most other state employees also have gone without pay increases and when UW and other state agencies are being asked to identify budget cuts because of falling state revenue.