FAMU set to increase base salary by $1,000


           FAMU faculty and staff can be looking forward to an increase in their pay checks. According to a memo sent out by President James Ammons, the university is pleased to announce that a base salary increase in the amount of $1,000 will be granted to each eligible salaried employee effective July 1, 2010 and reflected retroactively as appropriate in the salary warrants for the November 5,2010 pay date. 

            “Although the university is still faced with challenging economic conditions, finding a means of rewarding employees to the fullest extent possible within budgetary limitations has been paramount to FAMU and its Board of Trustees. In recent years, Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been restricted in its ability to provide monetary incentives for employees due to budgetary constraints,” said Ammons.

             According to the document, the base salary increase for part-time eligible employees will be prorated based on the full-time equivalency of the position.  To receive the salary increase, the eligible employee must have been employed by the university on or before May 1, 2010.    

            Unfortunately, this base salary raise does not apply to any students that are employed by the university, so students that have been awarded work study will not benefit from this.

           Ammons stated in the letter that “On behalf of the University and its Board of Trustees, I want to commend each of you and all employees for your tireless efforts and faithful commitment to preserving FAMU’s status as a place of “Excellence with Caring.”

            Look for more details to this story in tomorrow-print edition of the FAMUan.