Email message from Provost Bean regarding faculty/OA salary increase

March 4, 2013

Multi-year salary adjustment program

With the cost of living increasing each year, it is critical that the University of Oregon be able to provide periodic adjustments to salaries in order to recruit and retain the highest-quality faculty and staff. This is not something the UO has been able to do on a consistent basis for a number of years. With that fact in mind, I am pleased to announce a new multi-year program that will provide cost of living adjustments along with the possibility of merit/equity increases.

For the academic year 2012-2013, this program will provide a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013 for all officers of instruction and officers of research who began employment on or before June 30, 2012.

In the academic year 2013-2014, the program will include a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment effective July 1, 2013, with the possibility of an additional merit/equity increase (2 percent merit/equity salary pool available). All unclassified faculty and staff (e.g., officers of instruction, officers of administration and officers of research) who began employment on or before Dec. 31, 2012 are eligible with some exceptions. (See for details.) Merit/equity increase decisions will be based on academic year 2012-2013 performance reviews and reviews of current salary structures via processes established in each unit.

This multi-year salary program applies to all unrepresented faculty and officers of administration. If United Academics, the newly formed faculty union, agrees to the program, it will be extended to represented faculty members as well. (Please note: Cost of living increases for classified staff will be bargained for as part of their contract negotiations between SEIU and the Oregon University System.)

Please visit for additional details on this program.

The University of Oregon is home to some of the world’s finest faculty, researchers and staff. Every day you are pushing the boundaries of human understanding. Thank you for all you do to educate our students, create new knowledge and support the academic mission of this outstanding public research university.

Jim Bean, provost