Duke employees won't get a raise again this year.
But if they make $80,000 or less, they will get a one-time payment of $1,000.
This plan does not affect Duke health system employees; a separate plan is in the works for them and will be unveiled at a later date.
Duke University President Richard Brodhead made these announcements last Friday, the salary news buried in about the ninth paragraph of a letter to the university community about Duke's budget situation.
If you work at Duke and your primary concern is your paycheck, here's the important stuff.
"For the fiscal year running from July 2010 to June 2011, base salaries for faculty and staff will not be changed. However, Duke will provide all benefits-eligible university employees making $80,000 or less with a one-time payment of $1,000.
Duke University Health System employees are covered by a separate policy that will be announced later this year, and employees whose positions reside within a collective bargaining unit will be governed under the terms of the respective contracts."
Here's his entire letter, in case you missed it.
Duke instituted a salary freeze last year as one of many measures aimed at cutting the university's operating budget $125 million over the next three years.