Promotion Salary Adjustment Process

A 7.5% salary increase will be awarded to faculty and librarians who have been promoted in rank. Promotions are awarded a 7.5% salary increase upon the effective date. Faculty with a 12-month service period will receive the promotion increase July 1; faculty with a 9-month service period will receive the increase September 16. Promotion increases are a separate action from merit increases. In years when a merit increase is awarded 9-month faculty who work summer and receive a merit increase July 1 will receive the promotion increase September 16.

For faculty funded from grant and contract or clinical revenues (research, clinical, and WOT faculty), resources to support the 7.5% increases must come from those alternative sources.

Promotional increases and title changes need to be recorded into OPUS, effective July 1 for twelve-month faculty, and effective September 16 for nine-month faculty. Cite the date of the President’s approval letter in the notes section of the PERM. Please refer to the schedule of specific dates for OPUS entry each year.

Promotion increases do not accompany changes in status (award of tenure) if not accompanied by a promotion in rank.

Unit Responsibilities

  • Refer to the schedule of specific dates for OPUS entry each year
  • Record promotional increases and title changes in OPUS, citing the date of the President’s approval letter in the notes section of the PERM.

Reference: UW Policy Directory, Faculty Code, Chapter 24