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Classification and Compensation Study

The Whitworth Office of Human Resource Services (HRS) has partnered with Segal (formerly Sibson) Consulting Services to conduct a comprehensive classification/compensation study of faculty and staff positions. This multi-year initiative is being undertaken as part of the university's 2021 strategic plan. The purpose of the study is to review and modernize current compensation practices in order to retain and recruit a highly qualified faculty and staff which reflect the university's commitment to its mission, excellence and diversity. 

The members of the Faculty Economic Welfare committee (FEW) and the members of the Staff Salary and Benefits committee (SSBC) will serve as steering committees for their respective constituent groups. Additionally, an advisory team made up of the individuals below will provide overall guidance to the study.

  • Gregor Thuswaldner, Provost and Executive Vice President
  • Larry Probus, Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • JaCenda Davidson, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Ariane Oglesbee, Director, Compensation and Benefits

Status & Updates

Faculty

A kickoff meeting was held with members of FEW and Segal in late November 2019. Segal has begun to gather data regarding the university's compensation philosophy, structures and practices for the initial analysis of faculty positions. 

Staff

A kickoff meeting with members of SSBC and Segal was held in late November 2019. 

Job Description Questionnaire 

The next immediate step is to gather updated job descriptions from staff employees. All staff are asked to review their current job descriptions and provide updates to HRS via the Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ). 

Staff 

The deadline to respond is Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

  • Academic Affairs JDQ
    • Staff in departments/units reporting under Provost and Executive Vice President Carol Simon, including
      • College of Arts and Sciences
      • College of Education
      • College of Business
      • School of Continuing Studies
  • Athletics JDQ
    • Staff in departments/units reporting under Athletics Director Tim Demant
  • Enrollment JDQ
    • Staff in departments/units reporting under Vice President Greg Orwig
  • Finance & Administration JDQ
    • Staff in departments/units reporting under Vice President Larry Probus, including
      • Facilities Services
  • Institutional Advancement JDQ
    • Staff in departments/units reporting under Vice President Scott McQuilkin
  • President's Office JDQ
    • Staff in departments/units reporting directly to President Beck Taylor
  • Student Life JDQ
    • Staff in departments/units reporting under Vice President Rhosetta Rhodes

Supervisors of Staff

HRS will provide supervisors their employee's JDQ for review and comment after the employees' deadline above. Supervisors will have until March 6, 2020, to provide any comments/edits to HRS. Q&A sessions for supervisors will be scheduled for mid-February and announced on Pirate Port.

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