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University of Wisconsin System Fact Sheet
REGENT ACTION TO ADJUST UW SYSTEM
EXECUTIVE SALARY RANGES
September 5, 2003
- State statutes require that the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
annually set salary ranges for UW senior executives. The board met and
adjusted these ranges on September 2.
- No executive salary raises were approved at the September meeting.
The goal was to set ranges so that searches could go forward for new
chancellors at the UW-Milwaukee and UW-Stevens Point campuses.
- Thirty-five of the university’s 28,000 employees are in the
executive salary program. All state classified and UW academic staff
by law must be paid a salary at least at their range minimums, but 14
executives are below the range minimums (mostly chancellors of the comprehensive
- There are nine ranges, two of which are established by the legislature’s
Joint Committee on Employment Relations. Of the remaining seven, two
ranges were lowered and five were raised to reflect peer market salaries.
- UW System President Lyall and UW-Madison Chancellor Wiley, the UW
senior vice presidents and the vice chancellors would not qualify for
any pay increases.
- UW executives received no salary increases last January when UW faculty
and staff received increases.
- The standard Regent meeting notification was followed, adhering to open meeting requirements.