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Executive Committee to discuss minimum wage, curriculum changes next week

The University Council Executive Committee meets once a month.

The proposal to raise the minimum wage, one of many agenda items expected to be discussed at a March 30 meeting, comes from the University Council's Human Resources Committee. Right now, regular university employees make $13.22/hour, while temporary and student employees make at most $11.50/hour.

A new resolution is proposing an increase to $15/hour next fiscal year, with an increase to $20/hour by fiscal year 2025. Language in the resolution emphasizes the importance of meeting living wage requirements. Athens-Clarke County committed to a $15/hour minimum wage for government employees in its last budget approval.

Other items up for discussion include adding new minors and graduate certificates and establishing a new School of Computing in response to growing careers in STEM. The UGA Executive Committee meets once a month.

A full agenda can be found online on the University Council website.