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Pay Freeze in Effect at University of Iowa

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa has frozen pay increases for teachers and other staff members until January. But the Des Moines Register reports it's not clear whether the freeze will be lifted at that point. Administrators blame the pay freeze on uncertainty about revenue from tuition, fees, and the state.

Last month, the University of Iowa announced a moratorium on building projects and a review of whether to close some centers.

The university's health care employees will receive average salary hikes of 1 percent beginning in July. Also, union workers covered by bargaining agreements will receive their scheduled pay hikes. Coaches and sports staff are paid through the athletic department's budget and won't be affected by the freeze.

The university employs more than 18,000 people.