Chapter 14: Compensation and Budgetary Procedures

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14.E Merit Increases

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On the Ann Arbor campus, the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs recommends to the Board of Regents an overall budget for the academic units on an annual basis and suggests University-wide targets for annual increases. Decisions regarding merit increases for individual faculty members are the responsibility of the dean, director, or unit executive committee and usually take effect on the first of September. In units with departments, recommendations for those decisions are commonly made by department chairs or division heads, sometimes with input from promotion or executive committees. At UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint, the chancellors make the budget recommendations to the Board of Regents for their respective campuses.