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SEMO faculty, staff to get raises in 2014

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Faculty and staff at Southeast Missouri State University will be getting raises in early 2014 under a plan approved by the university's board of regents.

The Southeast Missourian reports (http://bit.ly/HiW48H ) the increases take effect Jan. 1 for 251 employees across several departments. The total projected cost is $1.24 million from the general fund and about $212,000 from auxiliary and designated revenue.

The board approved the planned increases Thursday.

University president Kenneth Dobbins says the increases are a way to attract and retain quality faculty and staff.

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