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MYTH: Non-union staff members are entitled to receive the same pay raises as those granted to administrators.

FACT: There are many University employment categories and associated salary parameters:
  • Faculty: Salary increases for most UM-M faculty negotiated with the University Teachers' Union.
  • Board of Regents Contract Administrators and Contract Professionals; Non-academic, non-staff positions complying with criteria set by the University. Salary increases in accordance with parameters approved by the Board of Regents.
  • Letters of Appointment: Non-faculty positions funded 100 percent by grants which otherwise comply with Board of Regents Contract criteria Specified, limited term of employment. Salaries established in accordance with grant provisions.
  • Union-affiliated Staff members covered by the State Classification and Pay Plan and whose positions are designated as union-affiliated. Salaries in accordance with the State Pay Plan. (Includes MPEA and Laborers unions in Missoula)
  • Non-union Staff members exempt from union affiliation (per above explanations). Salaries in accordance with the State Pay Plan. (Note: Approximately 282 employees at Missoula)
  • Craft: Typically affiliated with one of the skilled craft unions. Salaries negotiated with appropriate bargaining units.

Human Resource Services

Emma B. Lommasson Center
Room 252

The University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812

Phone: 406-243-6766

Fax: 406-243-6095