LSU System employees receive pay raises

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE – LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander announced Friday, July 26, that LSU System employees across the state will receive a pay adjustment for the first time in four years.

“This is a long overdue action that has been precluded by financial circumstances,” Alexander said. “While we still have considerable financial challenges, our first priority must be faculty and staff this year.”

The pay raises or supplements will range up to four percent, and will vary by and within institution and personnel types. The effective dates will also vary within institution depending on each institution’s current financial obligations and circumstances.

The funds for the adjustments will come from internal administrative savings and savings from personnel adjustments that have occurred over the last several years. In some cases additional funds will come from anticipated enrollment increases as well.

The $10 million appropriated by the Legislature to the LSU System will support the entities in this important endeavor while also assisting institutions with some deferred maintenance projects.

Last year, the LSU System enrolled nearly 44,000 students with the flagship institution recruiting the largest freshman class in its history and expecting to have a similarly sized class this coming fall semester.