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