The University of Wisconsin System is seeking three percent pay hikes for its employees each of the next two fiscal years. System officials said Monday they would ask regents to consider the plan when they meet Thursday. The UW System has about 39,000 employees statewide. The employees have not had pay plan increases in five of the last eight years, and increases have averaged less than one percent over the past decade. UW System President Ray Cross said it’s important to reinvest in faculty and staff so the system doesn’t fall behind as labor markets tighten.