October town halls address plans for Staff Compensation System review

Contact: Paula M. Davis

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University has partnered with national consulting firm Aon to conduct a market-based review of the University's Staff Compensation System.

During two sessions, WMU officials and an Aon representative will offer details and answer questions about the compensation system review project at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium.

Each of the presentations will be live streamed, and videos of the sessions will be archived. To watch the live stream and to later view the archived videos of the presentations, go to wmich.edu/hr/scs-market and click on HR Town Hall Meetings. A Bronco NetID and password are required to access the videos.

WMU last completed a study of its compensation structure for more than 1,200 professional, administrative, clerical and technical employees in 2015. That two-year process, from 2013 to 2015, resulted in a new, market-based staff compensation system that launched July 1, 2015.

At the time, consultants recommended WMU institute a regular process to "recalibrate" its compensation system every two to five years, based upon market pressure and resources. The University committed to conducting a market update in fiscal year 2018-19, with any changes to be effective July 1, 2019.

To learn more, employees are encouraged to attend the town hall meetings and to visit the project website at wmich.edu/hr/scs-market, which will continue to be updated as the project unfolds.

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