To:           Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

From:       Denny Darrow, Vice President for Human Resources

Date:        January 26, 2017

Re:           Update on Postdoc Salary Review

As you may recall, The University committed to a review of postdoctoral salaries after announcing its decision to pause implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s proposed overtime rule changes; which were halted by a federal judge’s injunction in late November.

During the month of January, we analyzed the competitive marketplace and data gathered from peer institutions and national organizations. As a result of those efforts, and after significant consideration of factors such as market competitiveness and internal equity, University leadership has decided that Purdue will proceed with implementing a minimum annualized salary level for postdoctoral employees of $47,500, effective January 1, 2017.

The implementation process/timetable is outlined below:

Over the next week, Human Resources will send an additional communication on the FLSA to each employee impacted (with the exception of postdocs) by the implementation pause.

Any questions can be directed to Darrel Castricone, director, Compensation.