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Hampton University Celebrates Faculty and Staff with Two Percent Pay Increase and Holiday Bonus
12/08/2020 - #96

HAMPTON, Va. (December 8, 2020) – As we approach the holiday season, Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University’s President, is expressing his heartfelt appreciation to the hard working members of the Hampton University Community.  Dr. Harvey has announced that all faculty and staff will receive a 2% pay increase and an end-of-the year bonus of $200 with an added measure of holiday cheer.

During the onset of the national pandemic, it was announced that annual faculty and staff raises would not occur this year. However, due to the charitable gifts that Hampton has received from others during these trying times, Dr. Harvey has reversed that decision and now all faculty and staff will receive a 2% pay increase, effective January 1, 2021.  

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to members of the faculty and staff on how you have approached your duties at Hampton during these challenging times. Gratitude is a virtue, and it is important to me that I share with you how grateful I am for all that you do for our ‘Home by the Sea,’” said Dr. Harvey. “So many of you have played an important role in Hampton’s goal to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, and I can never thank you enough.”

Dr. Harvey gifted an additional $25 to bring the Christmas turkey to the table. His 43 year tradition, of handing out holiday turkeys to all of Hampton’s employees was missed this year due to the pandemic. So, the university president, known for his caring spirit, is keeping the season bright during these challenging times with this extra token of appreciation.

All current faculty and staff will receive a 2% pay increase, the $200 bonus and the $25 gift for the much anticipated and celebrated annual turkey give-a-way.  All gifts will be received just in time for Christmas, with the Harvey family’s well wishes, and prayers for a safe and enjoyable holiday season.


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