The University has engaged the services of a compensation consultant, Lockton Company, based in St. Louis, Missouri, to study University of Southern Indiana support staff salaries and total reward structures. Lockton has worked in the higher education community throughout the Midwest, including recent contracts for similar studies with Oklahoma State University, Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri. While salaries and total reward structures have been reviewed for some segments of the University, this is the first study of this kind for support staff.
Three town hall meetings will be held on Wednesday, April 12 in Forum II. All support staff personnel and their respective supervisor(s) are invited and encouraged to attend one of these sessions, which will be facilitated by Lockton Company, discussing the upcoming study and the University’s priorities moving forward. Due to space limitations, the meetings are open to support staff and their supervisors only. A recording of one of the sessions will be available by Friday, April 14 at www.usi.edu/hr/compensation-study for those unable to attend a session or other interested parties.
Town Hall Meeting Schedule
No one’s position will be eliminated as a result of this study. Rather, the goal is to come away with a salary model that will guide future decisions related to hiring and salary progression for support staff. Results also will influence the University’s discussions regarding issues of salary compression, career development and total rewards (i.e. salary and benefits), and the resources and priorities required for addressing any issues.
To ensure the study is informed and transparent, a steering committee was established in January of 2017. Steering committee members have worked to ensure the project’s goals are achieved, key milestones are delivered and have collaborated directly with Lockton. We are pleased so far with the enthusiasm from departments and employees across the University to participate in this important work, and to have Staff Council leadership represented on the steering committee.
Steering Committee Members
If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact a steering committee member directly.
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