Board of Governors approves a 4.5% increase for graduate student assistants

On March 5, 2013, the Board of Governors approved increases for teaching and research assistant positions for UofS students. A 2.5% increase for undergrad student assistants and a 4.5% increase for graduate student assistants effective May 1, 2013. The following is a summary of the new rates:

Hourly Rates for Student Assistants - Effective May 1, 2013

Step Previous Hourly Rate New Hourly Rate
Undergrad 1 $10.75 $10.97
Undergrad 2 $11.20 $11.43
Undergrad 3 $12.47 $12.72
Undergrad 4 $13.62 $13.89
Undergrad 5 $14.49 $14.78
Graduate $17.71 $18.51

Students paid from operating funds will automatically receive these new rates on their May pay. The central funding support for college/unit student pools will be increased by 2.5% for undergraduate and 4.5% for graduate students, effective for the 2013/2014 budget year, for student salaries funded by the operating budget.

Principal investigators who employ students also have the option of increasing to these new rates effective May 1, 2013. A separate memo will be sent to those departments requesting a decision on the rate increase.

All academic student assistant rates can be found on the Human Resources website at http://www.usask.ca/hrd/employees/compensation.php.

For questions regarding the new rates please contact Human Resources at 966-2950 or email at hr.inquires@usask.ca. All other questions should be forwarded to compensation_inquiries@usask.ca.

This memo has been sent to senior administration, assistant deans, department heads and department contacts. Please forward this information to others as appropriate.

Steve Laycock
Compensation Specialist, Human Resources