Office of Planning & Budgeting


Salary and Benefit Rates – General Information

FY20 Compensation Changes

Following the initial compensation letter released by Provost Richards on March 6, 2019, the Provost sent Deans, Chancellors, Vice Presidents and Vice Provosts his FY20 merit authorization letter on June 19, 2019, which authorized a 2 percent merit pool for eligible and meritorious faculty, librarians, and professional staff in FY20.

Further, the following detailed process information and guidelines were provided to unit administrators on June 19, 2019, though administrators are encouraged to reference the


Whom to Contact with Questions

For questions not answered via the Frequently Asked Questions page [coming soon], please contact the appropriate resource identified below and include “FY2020 Merit Process Question” in the subject line of your email.

  • For general merit questions, your first point of contact should be your Dean/VP’s office unit administrator.
  • For questions on how to cancel or rescind actions in Workday, please email the Integrated Service Center (ISC) at or call 206-543-8000 between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.


If you have questions that cannot be resolved by your Dean/VP’s office, the Dean/VP’s office unit administrator should reach out to the contacts below, as appropriate:

  • Academic personnel merit process for faculty unit adjustments:
  • Professional staff in-grade and review processes:
  • Merit policy as established by Provost Richards: