University System of Maryland board approves $15 minimum wage for employees

Starting in January 2022, all regular status employees at the University System of Maryland (USM) will be paid at least $15 after the Board of Regents passed a measure ensuring the pay bump.

USM Chancellor Jay Perman thanked the board for its efforts on Friday, saying, “It’s the right thing to do for our employees and their families. It’s the right thing to do for our Maryland communities, where our employees spend their money and support local businesses and jobs.”

Perman said the university system will be studying how the minimum wage bump affects employees currently earning more than $15 an hour, and will look into making pay adjustments as necessary.

“I thank everyone who worked for this change, who supported it, and who will be celebrating this announcement today,” Perman said.

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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