Message from the President
Dear APSU Community,
The 2020-2021 academic year has been one of the most difficult years we have faced
as a University. In light of these unprecedented times, I am pleased to inform you
that the 2021-22 General Appropriations Act passed by both chambers of the 112 General
Assembly includes a proposed budget for FY22 of a 4% salary pool to be distributed
at the discretion of the University. Austin Peay remains committed to recognizing
and rewarding excellent performance and fostering a positive campus environment. Everyone
has worked exceptionally hard during this time for the success of the University,
and I hope you know that your hard work does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Upon the recommendation of the Salary Allocation Committee and in support of the University’s
Strategic Plan Goal Priority 3.1 – Enhance Compensation Planning for Quality, Growth,
and Longevity, I have approved the following distribution plan for the FY22 salary
- One-time bonus for January 2021 to June 30, 2021. A flat rate of $625 per employee to be paid by June 30, 2021.
- July 2021 salary increase. A 3% performance-based increase or $2,300, whichever is greater.
With limited exceptions as explained below, employees who were on the payroll on December
31, 2020, and remain on the payroll as an active employee as of June 30, 2021, will
receive the bonus and salary increase. Exceptions include:
- Employees who are currently on a Performance Improvement Plan or who have received
disciplinary action during the current evaluation cycle are not eligible for the bonus
or salary increase.
- Employees hired after December 31, 2020, are not eligible for the bonus or salary
- The $2,300 minimum salary increase will be prorated for part-time, regular employees.
For example, a half-time regular employee will receive an increase of 3% or $1,150,
whichever is greater.
Some additional funds may be allocated for market adjustments. This increase is not
tied to merit this year. All bonuses and salary increases are subject to a satisfactory
performance evaluation for the 2020 calendar year.
With each passing day I am inspired by your commitment to your work and to this University,
and I thank you for creating a supportive and resilient community during what has
been a most difficult year. Thank you for your hard work, ongoing commitment and sacrifice
to Austin Peay through the current public health crisis.