Higher education board to hear plans to end pay cuts

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The state higher education's Board of Regents will hear plans this week about ending state-imposed pay cuts for faculty and staff and extending an agreement with a would-be stadium developer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The board, which meets at the University of Nevada, Reno, today and Friday, will hear plans from Chancellor Dan Klaich dealing with the next two-year budget cycle.

After four years of cuts, higher ed leaders think the worst is over.

Klaich said he will present plans that call for the restoration of pay cuts to faculty and staff, totaling about $100 million over the two-year cycle. That would be in addition to the regular higher education allocation, which is $473 million in the current fiscal year.

The salary restoration money would be separate from the operating budget, so student tuition and fees are not used for faculty and staff salaries, Klaich said.

"That is not going to occur," he said.

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