Dear Panther Community,
During my first 100 days, I heard over and over the very real concerns about compensation at Georgia State. I am committed to addressing this and I made it my top priority. I want to thank Jerry Rackliffe, senior vice president for Finance and Administration, and Ann Williamson, associate vice president for Human Resources, and their teams for diving in and immediately beginning the work to address this issue. I asked Human Resources to engage with an outside firm to move forward and conduct a salary study of all university employees.
This study will continue and expand upon the work of the Provost’s Office to assess salaries and rewards to help retain our world-class faculty and staff. The work begins in February.
The firm will:
- Review existing compensation data and supporting rewards programs;
- Analyze multiple survey sources to determine market compensation levels in comparable organizations; and
- Compare Georgia State jobs to market data to identify compensation at 25th, 50th (median) and 75th percentiles.
I promise to keep you informed of the progress of the study and provide an overview of findings in May. Moreover, once we have the market data available, we will work with campus leadership and the Georgia State community to create an action plan that will be shared in fall 2022.
We are encouraged by Governor Kemp’s budget proposal to increase state employees’ annual salaries by $5,000, as it helps us move in the right direction to retain and reward our faculty and staff.
I look forward to sharing more updates on other initiatives soon.
Thank you all,