Purdue nixes pay raises for most staffers-WEB ONLY

Most Purdue University employees won’t receive
pay raises in the coming year because of the recession.

Purdue announced yesterday that its budget for the coming fiscal year
beginning in July won’t include any salary increases. However, a school
statement said that faculty members who are promoted will receive those
scheduled salary increases.

University President France Cordova said the school must work “harder and
smarter” to provide a high-quality education during a time of economic
pressure.

She said everyone at the school is being asked to share the burden.

Earlier this year, Purdue officials ordered a 2-percent budget cut and other
cost-saving measures, including the elimination of merit bonuses.

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