UVA President's 4-Year Plan Includes Faculty Pay Raises

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan says $5 million will be needed next year to fund faculty raises. Full Story
HIM

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Feb 22, 2013
Any word on raises for employees that actually work for a living at uva?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Feb 22, 2013
next up, tuitions
Rex

Alexandria, VA

#3 Feb 22, 2013
I bet that's going to upset the normal staff at UVA & Medical Ctr. There's always MJH.
working for the man

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Feb 22, 2013
really, faculty raises, what about all the hard working non-faculty employees that support the faculty who would not be able to funtion without the lowly support staff. thanks ms sullivan
John Teller

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Feb 22, 2013
HIM wrote:
Any word on raises for employees that actually work for a living at uva?
There are people that "work" at UVa? That place is worse than the DMV and Post Office combined.
UVA Worker

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Feb 22, 2013
John Teller wrote:
<quoted text>
There are people that "work" at UVa? That place is worse than the DMV and Post Office combined.
Yeah? Tell that to the janitors who clean up after these poor underpaid faculty. The ones that tote out 6 or more bags of garbage every night.The ones who sweep up all the dropped paper and candy wrappers. The ones who are on their knees scrubbing baseboards or climbing 6 flights of stairs to sweep and mop them. The ones who strip, wax and buff the floors til their backs can't take it anymore. The ones who clean the commodes when said faculty has a bad case of the squirts. The ones who can't make it to 65 and retirement because their bodies give out before that. I'm sure their are other occupations that work just as hard but I can only speak about what I know.

Yes there are slackers in every job including ours and that just means those of us who do work have to work harder to pick up their slack. Yes Mr. Teller we work hard for our money, and we do it all for under 25K/year. Looks like it will continue to be under 25K as well since staff is forgotten again. I don't know what you do for a living of course but I'm betting you couldn't handle our job, You'd quit before your fist month was up.
Disillusioned

Hardy, VA

#8 Feb 23, 2013
Dear President Sullivan,

If you can give faculty raises, you can raise funds for the other UVA employees. Since staff salaries are tied to State rates, bonuses should be allowed. Let's get creative for their benefit as UVA has the ability to do for faculty. They, too, have not received raises for five years and their salaries have lagged as well.

Please help the employees who really need the money -- those who must account for every hour worked, who have been taking up the slack for the unfilled positions that have saved the State significant amounts of money, who do not have the option to be "stolen" by other universities because their families and roots are here in the community or have the advanced degrees which the faculty have -- not always because of lessor mental abilities, but by lack of opportunity and funds.

Can you imagine the reduced morale of the staff when they are continually reminded that their contributions are supposed to be altruistic -- or for the love of the students and institution? Show them that you care about their well being as much as you do for faculty, and that they are just as needed.
internets

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Feb 23, 2013
unfortunately that's not how supply and demand works. UVA doesn't get 'paid' millions or billions because of the quality of its janitors. If the janitor making 20k quits, they will hire another one for 20k. if there are no takers for the job they will have to offer more money.
SuzyQ

Alexandria, VA

#12 Feb 23, 2013
internets wrote:
unfortunately that's not how supply and demand works. UVA doesn't get 'paid' millions or billions because of the quality of its janitors. If the janitor making 20k quits, they will hire another one for 20k. if there are no takers for the job they will have to offer more money.
You are a real uncompassionate greedy JERK that probably makes a six figure salary at UVA.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#13 Feb 23, 2013
SuzyQ wrote:
<quoted text>You are a real uncompassionate greedy JERK that probably makes a six figure salary at UVA.
Suzy, it's not a matter of compassion, it's a matter of reality. Look at the beginning of their statement. They clearly state "unfortunately," which means they wish that it was different under ideological conditions, but it's not. It's classical economics, especially in entry level non-skilled labor positions. I know that everyone's situation is different, but ideologically, they work hard at this job while obtaining a skill that is more marketable. Some universities offer tuition assistance, or even free tuition for employees to help them obtain that goal. I don't know if UVA does or not, but the stark reality is that it is supply and demand. If UVA was the liberal bastion that some claim it to be, they would offer a "living wage" or some sort of career enhancement opportunities to their lower waged employees.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Feb 23, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Suzy, it's not a matter of compassion, it's a matter of reality. Look at the beginning of their statement. They clearly state "unfortunately," which means they wish that it was different under ideological conditions, but it's not. It's classical economics, especially in entry level non-skilled labor positions. I know that everyone's situation is different, but ideologically, they work hard at this job while obtaining a skill that is more marketable. Some universities offer tuition assistance, or even free tuition for employees to help them obtain that goal. I don't know if UVA does or not, but the stark reality is that it is supply and demand. If UVA was the liberal bastion that some claim it to be, they would offer a "living wage" or some sort of career enhancement opportunities to their lower waged employees.
Pell grants are available to all, and many take advantage, many more don't.
Dude

Marshall, VA

#15 Feb 23, 2013
sez you wrote:
<quoted text>Pell grants are available to all, and many take advantage, many more don't.
which is another avenue
ItsyBitsySpider

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Feb 23, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Suzy, it's not a matter of compassion, it's a matter of reality. Look at the beginning of their statement. They clearly state "unfortunately," which means they wish that it was different under ideological conditions, but it's not. It's classical economics, especially in entry level non-skilled labor positions. I know that everyone's situation is different, but ideologically, they work hard at this job while obtaining a skill that is more marketable. Some universities offer tuition assistance, or even free tuition for employees to help them obtain that goal. I don't know if UVA does or not, but the stark reality is that it is supply and demand. If UVA was the liberal bastion that some claim it to be, they would offer a "living wage" or some sort of career enhancement opportunities to their lower waged employees.
UVA does not give tuition assistance or free tuition & no career enhancement what so ever or advancement in your current job. Not everyone has their mom and dad to help pay for college. Pell grants take for ever to get & sometimes you don't even get them!
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Feb 24, 2013
ItsyBitsySpider wrote:
<quoted text>UVA does not give tuition assistance or free tuition & no career enhancement what so ever or advancement in your current job. Not everyone has their mom and dad to help pay for college. Pell grants take for ever to get & sometimes you don't even get them!
http://www.hr.virginia.edu/hr-for-you/classif...

http://hr.virginia.edu/hr-for-you/university-...
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#18 Feb 24, 2013
huck wrote:
So if you work for UVA, every undergraduate course is eligible,$2000 per year, and fee free. It's not unreasonable to think that with hard work, one could get a degree in 5 to 7 years, even less for certificate programs (like nursing) and be more marketable.
Tea Party Forever

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Feb 24, 2013
Why does everyone feel entitled to reach into my pocket. I'm not paid by a school. I actually work for a living!
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#20 Feb 24, 2013
Tea Party Forever wrote:
Why does everyone feel entitled to reach into my pocket. I'm not paid by a school. I actually work for a living!
And so do many people that work for schools.
Ofa Who

Alexandria, VA

#21 Feb 24, 2013
ItsyBitsySpider wrote:
<quoted text>UVA does not give tuition assistance or free tuition & no career enhancement what so ever or advancement in your current job. Not everyone has their mom and dad to help pay for college. Pell grants take for ever to get & sometimes you don't even get them!
They may give tuition assistance, but ONLY if the manager of your department approves it. In my case it was never approved.
UVA worker

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Feb 27, 2013
UVA gives $2000/yr towards tuition, that would cover 6 credits or two classes a year of an undergrad program. So yes it could be done but there's many reasons people don't do it. Lots of janitors work 2 jobs, there's some single moms or grandmas raising the grand kids. I'm sure lots of reasons but what you don't even realize is not everyone wants or is even capable of furthering their education. We have developmentally disabled people and people that barely speak English, how are they going to take classes? That's just not always an answer.

And some like myself really don't want to take classes. I have a 2 year degree and I'm pushing on in years. School just isn't for me. I know people will say "well then you have to settle for what you have" and that's fine but does that mean I should never get a raise. I get better at my job each year. I learn new things. The expectations get more and more every year but the money doesn't.

I'm not even speaking for myself so much. I've only been there a few years but I look around at some of those I work with and think how unfair it is. They work their butts off and wear their bodies down. They deal with inept supervisors who take advantage of them and every year they get told they're not worth anything when they aren't given a raise. When faculty gets one and staff doesn't it's just a slap in the face.

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