University of Hawaii looks to pay $1 million in raises

University of Hawaii looks to pay $1 million in raises

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii president is seeking approval to raise the pay of some executives by a total of $1 million.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the raises cover 182 of the 221 executive and managerial employees across the system that make up 3 percent of the employees and 6 percent of the payroll, including vice presidents, campus chancellors, deans and program directors.

UH officials say those nonunionized executives have not seen a salary increase in seven years.

The adjustments, which average about 3.5 percent increases, must be approved by the Board of Regents, which has to approve university salaries of $150,000 or more. If the board approves the 81 raises that exceed that threshold the raises would be retroactive to July 1.

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