"As the University of Iowa prepares for the new fiscal year on July 1, leadership has announced that any potential performance and cost-of-living salary increases will occur in January. Waiting will give the university a clearer picture of tuition revenue following the September enrollment count and of any potential state budget cut following the state of Iowa’s December meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference. As discussed below, this delay in salary increases will not affect UI Health Care or promotional raises."
 

-- Budget update: State funding declines, salary decisions on hold until January

Frequently Asked Questions

When will annual salary adjustments take effect?

The University of Iowa leadership has moved forward with a plan that will move any potential performance or cost of living salary increases until January.

Is this change a cost saving measure?

This was not done as a cost savings measure but as a prudent reaction to multiple midyear rescissions from the state government. Waiting will give the university a clearer picture of tuition revenue following the September enrollment count and of any potential state budget cut following the state of Iowa’s December meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference. 

Does this change affect UI Health Care?

This delay in salary increases will not affect UI Health Care or promotional raises.

What is the campus-wide salary policy?

In recent years, the UI has not set a campus wide salary policy and has instead empowered the deans and unit leaders to make decisions based on their unique needs, priorities, and market conditions. That will again be the case in January, as the individual colleges and units will determine their own salary policies. 

What is the budget outlook for Fiscal Year 2019?

The Iowa General Assembly adjourned earlier this month after approving an $8.3 million increase for the state’s three public universities for Fiscal Year 2019, the portion allocated to the UI has not yet been determined by the Board of Regents. Whatever the university’s portion, any potential increase will not be enough to offset last year’s midyear rescission.

What options does my college or department have regarding salary adjustments?

The University of Iowa is using a new budget model for the General Education Fund that provides increased transparency and gives each college and central service unit greater control over its budget. The colleges will have the flexibility to provide increases to members of the faculty, including clinical and non–tenure track faculty, based on projected resources, changes in research productivity, and competitive market conditions. Similarly, increases for non-bargaining professional and scientific (P&S) staff will be based on performance, competitive marketplace conditions, and available funding.