Federal Minimum Wages

TO: All Employees

FROM: David D. Collins, Vice President for Finance and Administration

SUBJECT: Federal Minimum Wage Rates

DATE: May 12, 2009

Federal minimum wage rates will increase from $6.55 per hour to $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009.  Although the effective date is July 24, 2009, we will make the increases effective automatically July 16, 2009, to be consistent with our payroll schedule. For paperwork that has already been processed and employees entered into payroll, salaries will automatically be increased if below the new wage rate. 

In addition, ETSU will adjust the classified/support staff salary schedules for Level 1 and Level 2 to reflect the change in the federal minimum rates.

Please keep this change in mind as it will have an impact on your budget, or will require a reduction in hours worked to compensate for the increase.

Contact the Office of Human Resources, extension 9-5825, if you have additional questions.