University Committee Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved 11/08/2021
Minutes for November 1, 2021
UC members present: Halverson, Papp, Sandgren (chair), Tejedo-Herrero, Thibeault
Others present besides those listed below: Michaela Aust, Greg Bump, Michelle Felber, Lesley Fisher, Jane Richard, Jake Smith
Chair Sandgren called the meeting to order at 1:30.
The minutes of the meeting of October 25, 2021 was approved by consent.
Karen Massetti-Moran, Director of Total Rewards, and Mark Walters, Chief Human Resources Officer, shared that the pay structure for Title and Total Compensation Project was publicized today. Adjustments can be made to the current system without getting approval from the state. It also allows us to compare our salaries with peers. They plan to use a 2-3 year cycle to adjust salary grades. There will be a website for all employee titles, including faculty.
The new system will go live on November 7. All employees should have received a letter with a new title and salary range. An appeals process for employees who feel they are in the wrong title will begin at the end of November.
In 2022, the project will start to look at benefits with the goal of having the same benefits package for all employees.
Sandgren moved to convene in closed session; it was seconded and approved at 1:58. One leave of absence and tenure clock extension were approved.
Sandgren moved to reconvene in open session; it was seconded and approved at 2:30.
Chancellor Blank indicated that homecoming was a great success. In regards to the Executive Order on vaccines, UW-Madison has federal contracts and will have a mandate in place as required. More detailed information will be available soon. From a public health perspective, it won’t make much of a difference considering the high vaccination rate of faculty, staff and students on campus.
Chair Sandgren adjourned the meeting at 2:37.