|Employee compensation and staffing study
Below is the announcement from Dr. Keen regarding the Employee Compensation and Staffing Study. For those of you who missed the meetings that were held on November 27, here is a video link to the presentation:
TO: All Employees
FROM: Dr. Larry Keen, President
SUBJECT: Employee Compensation and Staffing Study
DATE: November 5, 2012
Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) has authorized an employee compensation and staffing study for all faculty and staff positions. As many of you know, this is a much-needed study to make sure that our salaries are competitive with labor markets and that pay is internally equitable.
FTCC awarded a contract to Fox Lawson & Associates, A Division of Gallagher Benefits Services, Inc., for consulting services to help us conduct this study. The study has two desired outcomes. The first is to review all job descriptions and job functions to ensure College employees are appropriately classified, update job descriptions, and to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and other state and federal employment laws. The second desired outcome of the study is to review faculty and staff compensation and organization staffing levels to determine if compensation is internally and externally competitive in the labor market. This study will not result in a reduction in anyone's current pay and it will not address whether a position is needed or result in major changes to any of your responsibilities. It will simply look at the job functions our faculty and staff are responsible for completing to make sure that the position is properly classified for competitiveness and fairness in compensation.
Fox Lawson & Associates is based in Phoenix, Arizona and St. Paul, Minnesota. It serves higher education clients nationally on a variety of classification, compensation and human resource issues. The managing directors of the firm, Jim Fox and Bruce Lawson have served over 500 clients. They have worked with numerous colleges and universities and recently conducted similar studies for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, St. Petersburg College, the State of North Carolina, Salt Lake Community College, Madison Area Technical College, and Old Dominion University.
The classification and compensation study will be conducted in four phases:
- Phase I – Project Initiation and Strategy/Philosophy Development – This phase includes a review of FTCC’s current classification and compensation philosophy and development of a proposal for new or revised philosophy.
- Phase II – Job Analysis and Staffing Study – Job descriptions will be reviewed and updated to reflect FLSA requirements and inclusion of duties or responsibilities based on employee questionnaires. This step will require faculty and staff to fill out a questionnaire about their specific job responsibilities. Jim Fox will go over this questionnaire in meetings scheduled for November 27, 2012 in CH Auditorium. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of the meetings. All meetings are repeated sessions that are identical to one another so you only need to attend one session. Listed below are the projected times for each meeting:
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012: 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012: 10:45 - 11:45 am
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012: 1:15 – 2:15 PM
- Phase III – Market Study – This phase examines FTCC faculty/staff pay and staffing levels of similar jobs at comparable colleges and local jurisdictions as well as employers in the private and public market sectors. This will result in a sound compensation structure that is competitive with comparable organizations.
- Phase IV – Final Report – This phase will provide the college with information needed to proceed with changes to the College’s faculty and staff compensation system based upon the study outcomes.
The study is scheduled to be completed in approximately nine months. A comprehensive study of this type is one that takes considerable time to ensure all anticipated outcomes are achieved. I encourage you to actively participate in the study and complete the job questionnaires as quickly as possible after Dr. Fox goes over that requirement in his November 27th meetings. Dr. Fox will provide more information about this project and answer questions in those meetings.
Project status reports will be provided to you as we move through the various phases of the Compensation and Staffing Study. This study will provide us with valuable information upon which to make faculty and staff salary decisions that are competitive with the local employment market.
Dr. Fox and I look forward to seeing you on November 27th!
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Revised: November 29, 2012