President Robert Easter http://peoriapublicradio.org en U of I to give out merit-based raises http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-give-out-merit-based-raises <div>University of Illinois employees are set to receive pay hikes this year, and just how much will depend on their performance. The school's leader says he's trying to provide a more stable financial environment for staff, even in the face of the state's unstable finances. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a letter to employees, University of Illinois President Robert Easter says competitive compensation is essential to recruit and retain top faculty and staff. &nbsp;And yet, he writes, "we must recognize the many uncertainties and challenges before us." &nbsp;Namely, state funding.</span></div><div> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:11:46 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8237 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I to give out merit-based raises