Currently, federal contractors are required to pay workers $10.95 per hour. On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order, which stipulates that workers funded by federal contracts must be paid an hourly minimum wage of $15.00. This order will take effect in early 2022 and applies solely to employees whose positions are funded through federal contracts. All other positions must be paid in accordance with the University’s Staff Salary Structure.
Regardless of how different positions are funded, it is also important for managers to carefully consider the employee’s job-related qualifications when determining an appropriate pay level, as well as equity between similarly-situated peers.