UH executives to get performance-based raises

UH executives to get performance-based raises

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Performance-based raises for a group of University of Hawaii executives will affect 176 UH executive managers, including chancellors, vice presidents and deans, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.

Those rated satisfactory or higher will get a $2,000 increase. Executives who are rated superior will see a 1 percent increase, and those rated outstanding will receive a 2 percent raise.

Executives who are rated less than satisfactory won't see a salary increase.

The university expects to spend about $800,000 on raises for the executives.

Officials told the Board of Regents that performance ratings are based on self-evaluations and anonymous surveys.

With the raises, John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges is the top-earner among the executives, bringing in $534,840 (or $44,570 a month), according to documents submitted to the board.

Richardson School of Law Dean Avi Soifer earns $416,256 ($34,688 a month) with the pay raise, and Shidler College of Business Dean Vernon Vance Roley rounds out the top three, earning $393,816 (32,818 monthly).

The University of Hawaii has gotten heat in recent years for its executive salaries, with some charging that they're excessive. The Board of Regents noted earlier this month that the president's officers are turning down pay raises this year.

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