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Investing in Our People

Increased Minimum Hourly Rate

The minimum hourly rate for regular employees at the University of Kentucky is $15 an hour.  

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New Paid Leave

We have created a new paid leave for staff employees to welcome a new child or care for an ill parent. In a first step toward expanding our leave benefits, .5 FTE and greater regular staff employees receive two weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child. We also offer one week of paid leave to care for a parent who is ill.

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Retirement Contribution

As promised, we resumed the 10% employer retirement contribution rate on July 1, 2021. We are pleased to have restored this outstanding benefit, one of the most competitive retirement benefits available anywhere, which reflects our commitment to our employees.

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In addition to increased minimum hourly rate, new paid leave and updates to retirement contribution, the University of Kentucky is improving employee benefits in other ways. Please click here to learn more about how we are doing more to invest in our most precious resource — you.