University of Vermont

A Note from Staff Council President Renee Berteau

April 2016

Happy Spring to all UVM staff! 

I am taking this space of my letter to discuss the FY17 Staff Salary memo sent out on Thursday, March 24th.  With 1% Across the Board, and 1% to 1.5% based on salary level for merit or compression, FY17’s raise for non-represented staff has raised questions that we have heard in the Staff Council office.  In response to this, Staff Council is currently collecting feedback from staff about the FY17 raise. We’ll submit the questions and concerns we gather to Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (HRDMA) and will request that they update their “Frequently Asked Questions” to address them.  We’d like to hear from you, if you have a question or concern about this issue. Please email your questions to and we will include them in our request to HRDMA. 

All feedback we submit will be anonymous unless otherwise specified, but if you prefer, you can also contact your Staff Council Representative or submit feedback through Staff Connect on the Staff Council website. We will update staff when we receive the additional information.