Faculty and Staff - January 14, 2022

Dear Colleagues:

In my last communication regarding the Classification and Pay Study, I noted that there would be a town hall in the new year so that more information could be shared and faculty/staff members’ questions answered. I am pleased to invite you to a virtual town hall on Thursday, January 27, at 11 a.m. where we will have that opportunity. The virtual town hall will be available for viewing in Dina’s Place for those who may not have access to technology.

Our partner in this process, Segal (formerly Sibson), has concluded its work reviewing employee job classifications, compensation and pay practices to ensure alignment with the competitive market, and a representative will be on the Zoom call to share how the pay study was conducted and what was learned.

You will recall from last semester that $400,000 was allocated in Year 1 of the five-year implementation plan. That amount was split between faculty and staff employees, and the salaries of 71 employees were adjusted in December.  

One of the outcomes of the study was creation of new salary structures and pay administration guidelines for faculty and staff. These comprehensive guidelines are now available and what we anticipate to be FAQs have been answered as well. I ask you to please review the information that pertains to your position (faculty or classified/unclassified staff) in the guidelines and the FAQs before submitting remaining questions to the townhalls@winthrop.edu email address by close of business on Monday, January 24.

The submitted questions will be reviewed against information already shared and, if warranted for clarification, forwarded to Segal and Winthrop leadership in order to be addressed during the town hall. We expect there will be limited time at the end of the Zoom for additional questions and employees will have the opportunity to continue to submit questions to the townhalls@winthrop.edu email address for several days after the January 27 Town Hall.                                                

Remember, this is a five-year plan designed to address the salaries of employees identified by our Segal partners to have a gap to the minimum of the structure or the minimum of the market range for their position. So while many employees will see no change in salary, they will have a better idea of where their position falls in the pay structure, what the range for a position is, and what efforts are being made to achieve competitive compensation and internal equity. All of the information provided will enhance understanding across campus of salary-related decisions moving forward.  

Thank you for your patience, and I look forward to seeing all of you on Zoom. The link to access the Zoom meeting will be provided to faculty and staff in advance by email. The Zoom meeting will be recorded and made available for a limited time on HR’s website.



George W. Hynd
Interim President