2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saslaw
Higher Ed - 3 Percent Annual Faculty Salary Increase

Item 477 #15s

Item 477 #15s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $35,509,400 FY2022 $72,084,100 GF
FY2021 $32,585,000 FY2022 $66,147,500 NGF

Page 456, line 4, strike "$28,709,584" and insert "$96,803,984".
Page 456, line 4, strike "$70,911,098" and insert "$209,142,698".

Page 463, after line 21, insert:

"U. Out of the amounts included in this Item, $35,509,400 the first year and $72,084,100 the second year from the general fund are provided for merit-based increases averaging 3 percent to base salaries of teaching, research, and administrative faculty members at institutions of higher education in each year of the biennium.  Annual salary increases shall be effective on June 10, 2020 and June 10, 2021 respectively for 12-month faculty or consistent with the institution's faculty pay plan for faculty working under a 9/10-month contract.".


(This amendment provides state share funding for an average 3 percent salary increase for T&R and administrative faculty each year of the biennium. Providing competitive salaries for faculty remains a top priority for all of Virginia's public institutions of higher education. The funding request reflects an analysis by SCHEV of the GF and NGF share of 3 percent annual increase at all 15 four-year institutions, Richard Bland College, and the Virginia Community College System. If the Commonwealth were to provide general fund support for a higher proportion of the total cost, it could mitigate the potential impact on tuition increases.)