State university staff may see raises of 6.5 percent

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Almost 300 managerial and non-union administrative employees at the Board of Regents for Higher Education and in the state university and college system will see a pay raise this year that could be as high as 6.5 percent.

Those pay raises include a 3 percent cost of living increase that took effect in June, as well as merit raises that will take effect Dec, 27 and which could be as high as 3.5 percent, but will average 2 percent.

Yvette Melendez, the acting chair person of the Board of Regents said that other state employees have received similar raises this year. "Our managers within the state system have not received raises for several years," Melendez said. "We felt it was important this year to not have them be the only individuals in the public sector that did not receive that kind of performance recognition where it was warranted."

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