PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Civil service employees at Washington State University will receive a one-time, 4 percent increase of base salary.
WSU President Elson Floyd said on his blog the state has "a culture of fair wages," even in tight budget circumstances.
It will be the first pay increase for civil service employees since the university offered a one-time, 2 percent payment in 2012.
The university has about 2,500 civil service employees. Those receiving the raise include custodial workers, those in dining services and clerical support staff.