Compensation, Benefit, and Workload Study

This webpage serves as a timeline of the activities for the Compensation, Benefit and Workload Study.

JUNE 4, 2014 (email communication)
I want to update you on the implementation of the second phase of the compensation study.  We are pleased to report that 183 employees will be receiving up to a $2,000 market adjustment effective for the 2014-15 fiscal year.  Memos to those employees will be distributed the week of June 23rd.  Please direct any questions about your specific market data or the study to your supervisor and dean/division head.

As we conclude this two year compensation study and implementation plan, we have been able to provide over 425 employees with a significant base market adjustment.  As we move forward we believe we now have the tools in place for an ongoing, structured process to address compensation in the future. The next steps will be guided by new leadership, with the appointment of Chancellor Gary Miller.

As a reminder, the state pay plan is separate and distinct from this process.  Reminders about the timing of the pay increases will be sent via email in the next two weeks.   

We want to thank you for your cooperation and patience during this process.


MARCH 21, 2014 (email communication)
The Chancellor’s Cabinet has been discussing and reviewing data concerning the second phase of compensation adjustments that will be effective in July/August.  This has taken a bit longer than originally anticipated with this year’s budget reduction and our drop in tuition revenues impacting the amount of dollars we will have to implement adjustments for this year.  Approximately 300 employees will be reviewed and considered for an adjustment.   

Division heads and directors are being asked to review all employees in their area who did not receive adjustments during the first round last July and will prioritize employees’ salaries for base adjustments based upon market data, performance and years in position/service.  It is assumed that adjustments will not be given to those who were set at or above market, but division heads may submit other market data for consideration for various positions they feel would be a closer benchmark than the market data obtained in the compensation study.  Employees who were hired after July 1, 2013, will not be reviewed for an adjustment.

The plan is for division heads and area leaders to submit their priority list and any other market data by April 30 for review by Human Resources and the Chancellor’s Cabinet.

A separate email communication will be sent out to all employees in April regarding pay plan implementation for 2014-15.  The state pay plan is not associated with this compensation study.


SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
An Open Forum was held on September 13, 2013 and all employees were invited to attend. The session provided an overview of the results of the study and provided an opportunity for employees to ask questions.
Video Presentation

SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
Compensation Study Overview and Q & A

AUGUST 5, 2013
An Open Forum was held on August 5, 2013 and all employees were invited to attend. The session provided an overview of the results of the study and provided an opportunity for employees to ask questions.
Video Presentation


APRIL 16, 2013
Compensation, Workload and Staffing Analysis - Draft (Power Point)


APRIL 9, 2013
2013-14 Compensation Planning Timeline - DRAFT
Compensation Philosophy


APRIL 4, 2013
Two informational sessions have been scheduled in April for a presentation by consultant James C. Fox, Ph. D., Managing Director of Fox Lawson & Associates. Mr. Fox has been conducting the compensation, benefit and workload study for UW-Green Bay for the past several months and he will present an overview of the process and the results of the study. The sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday, April 15, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Christie Theatre, University Union
  • Tuesday, April 16, 9:00 -10:30 a.m., Christie Theatre, University Union

The Chancellor’s Cabinet and the Compensation Steering Committee will be attending these sessions as we move forward with this process. Both sessions will be recorded and available online for those who cannot attend.


NOVEMBER 30, 2012
A draft Compensation Philosophy was distributed campus-wide. Feedback should be submitted to Steering Committee members by December 14, 2012.


NOVEMBER 7, 2012
Jim Fox held employee focus groups on campus on November 7th and 8th to collect feedback and suggestions on the University's compensation, benefits and workload practices. Feedback can also be submitted directly to Jim Fox by e-mail at Jim_Fox@FoxLawson.com.


OCTOBER 31, 2012
Updated Compensation Steering Committee:
David Dolan, Professor
Kelly Franz, Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance
Scott Furlong, Dean - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Mimi Kubsch, Professor
Sue Mattison, Dean - College of Professional Studies
Emily Rogers, Academic Librarian
Joe Schoenebeck, Laboratory Technician
Dan Spielmann, Special Assistant to the Chancellor
Sheryl Van Gruensven, Director of Human Resources


OCTOBER 30, 2012Proposed Peer Institutions Submitted to Jim Fox (email communication)

Faculty and Administrator Peer Institutions:  This list of nationwide bachelors and masters granting institutions (excluding for profit institutions) who submitted salary data to CUPA (Colleges and Universities Personnel Association)

Academic Staff Peer List:  Will utilize institutions in the midwest from the faculty and administrator list in addition to statewide public and private education institutions and employers.

Classified Staff Peer List:  Will utilize statewide public and private education institutions and employers.


OCTOBER 1, 2012 (email communication)
James C. Fox, Ph. D., Managing Director of Fox Lawson & Associates from St. Paul, Minnesota, was selected and began the process of working with us by conducting open forum sessions on Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25 where he provided an overview of the compensation, benefit and workload study.  Below are links to the presentations.


SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 (email communication)
UW-Green Bay has completed the request for proposal process for compensation consulting services.  James C. Fox, Ph. D., Managing Director of Fox Lawson & Associates from St. Paul, Minnesota, has been selected and will begin working with us next week to conduct a compensation, benefit and workload study for UW-Green Bay. Three open forums have been scheduled with Mr. Fox on September 26 and 27 and all employees were invited to attend.  The sessions provided an overview of the process for the study and to provide an opportunity for employees to ask questions.  


APRIL 19, 2012 (email communication)
The development of the new University Personnel System (UPS) that will begin implementation on July 1, 2013, has led several UW institutions to review their internal compensation and personnel policies and seek outside guidance to evaluate their practices. UW-Green Bay will begin the process for an RFP (request for proposal) to hire a consulting firm to conduct a salary study and workload study for faculty, academic staff, classified staff and limited (administration) employees. The objective of the studies is to benchmark compensation and workload with a group of comparable institutions.  A review of existing policies and procedures will occur with the goal of establishing compensation policies that are transparent, easily understood and managed. The workload study will examine the effects of changing academic and administrative workloads on the ability of the University to provide high quality education.

The RFP process is expected to take four to six months.  Members of the RFP committee include:

Sheryl Van Gruensven, Director of Human Resources
Dan Spielmann, Special Assistant to the Chancellor
David Dolan, Professor
Andrew Kersten, Professor
Emily Rogers, Academic Librarian
Mark Roe, Help Desk Professional
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