University of Illinois employees will receive a 2% raise in 2017.
WEIU-TV reports the changes will occur in March.
U of I says the raises will take effect in February, with the money will going out in March paychecks.
The school had to put pay increases on hold two years ago.
University President Tim Killeen says he feels the school can provide a mid-year raise by making cuts elsewhere, amid Illinois’ state budget impasse.
He says most of the funding for the raises will come from positions that haven’t been refilled over the past year.
The University says the 2% raise will cost about $33 million a year.