June 8, 2022
Dear Principal Investigators:
For the FY 22/23, TUC’s Board of Directors has approved a 4% General Salary Increase (GSI), formerly known as Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), for sponsored projects and fund employees. The increase is effective as of July 1, 2022. GSI is a percentage increase of the compensation intended to maintain relative competitiveness with market rate salaries.
TUC leaves the decision to grant a GSI at the discretion of the individual Principal Investigator so that the PI can ensure there is sufficient funding in the project(s) for the increase.
Criteria for GSI are as follows:
• The GSI only applies to regular staff appointments. Emergency Hires and Student Assistants are not eligible.
• The staff member must have at least 6 months of service; and
• Have not received an increase in the past 6 months.
Should you decide to grant a GSI to your employees, please complete the attached form and submit it via e-email to on or before July 11, 2022.