blog posts Gift Days 2021 Mar 30, 2021 10:00 am0 views We are pleased to announce that additional paid days off will again be provided during the December/January holidays, reflecting just how much we appreciate everything you do – especially in this most stressful and challenging of years. Barbara J. Wilson named president of the University of Iowa Apr 30, 2021 6:30 pm0 views Barbara J. Wilson, a longtime University of Illinois faculty member and administrator who has served as second-in-command of the U of I System since 2016, was unanimously approved as president of the University of Iowa today by the Board of Regents. Salary Program 2021 May 14, 2021 11:00 am0 views I am pleased to announce the authorization of a 2 percent, merit-based salary program for faculty, academic professional and civil service staff across the University of Illinois System, effective August 16, 2021. Avijit Ghosh named interim executive VP for U of I System May 19, 2021 11:00 am0 views Avijit Ghosh, vice president/chief financial officer and comptroller for the University of Illinois System since 2018, has been named interim executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 15, President Tim Killeen announced today. State of Illinois Budget Update Jun 2, 2021 8:00 am0 views Over the holiday weekend, the Illinois legislature approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that would hold state appropriations at current-year levels for the University of Illinois System. The proposed budget will be sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who is expected to sign it into law. Junteenth Holiday Jun 17, 2021 6:00 pm0 views I am delighted that President Biden and Governor Pritzker each signed legislation this week declaring Juneteenth a holiday on both the federal and state levels. 2022 Salary Program May 31, 2022 3:00 pm3 views In consultation with university leadership, including university chancellors and vice presidents, I am pleased to announce the authorization of a 3.5% merit-based salary program for faculty, academic professional and civil service staff across the University of Illinois System, effective Aug. 16, 2022. This program remains a top priority in our budget planning to enable much-deserved recognition for employees. To help offset current economic challenges our nation is facing, this year's program is larger than last year's. Each of our three universities have also been asked to apply their own guidelines for separate programs to address compression, market, equity and retention issues. Commitments for existing contractual agreements, promotions and equity adjustments will also be honored as part of this program. Pay adjustments for faculty and staff in bargaining units will be determined by negotiations with the bargaining representative and/or applicable contract settlements and are not subject to unilateral adjustments unless authorized or permitted pursuant to the collective bargaining process. We continue to value your many contributions to the U of I System. You are the foundation of our excellence – of our ability to advance world-class teaching and research and create transformational impact – and in doing so, make us an increasingly recognized and respected model for the nation. I am deeply grateful for your hard work, your dedication and your loyalty. Sincerely, Tim Voluntary Separation and Retirement Programs Dec 3, 2020 2:45 pm642 views The University of Illinois System must navigate budget challenges resulting from financial impact of the ongoing pandemic. Voluntary programs are available that will provide an incentive opportunity to eligible employees who may wish to retire or resign. Schedule of Approved Holidays for FY23 May 9, 2022 3:30 pm670 views The schedule of approved holidays for fiscal year 2023 is below. Schedule of Approved Holidays for FY22 Mar 30, 2021 1:45 pm1070 views The schedule of approved holidays for fiscal year 2022 is below.