Agenda Item No. V. A. 1.

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: Revisions to Classified Compensation Schedule



DESCRIPTION:



Each year the University Director of Human Resources reviews the University's compensation schedule for wage and hour employees and compares it with the state of Kansas wages, to determine whether adjustments should be made to the University's compensation schedule.



The Director of Human Resources has completed the review and recommends a 2.5% increase in the entry wages as shown on the attached sheet. The schedule proposed includes only classifications outside the bargaining unit represented by the United Steelworkers, whose wage rates are negotiated in accordance with the Public Employer-Employee Relations Act. The Classified Compensation schedule will become effective July 1, 2006, for fiscal year 2007.



Proposed changes include the elimination of classifications no longer in use, and addition of a new classification:



DELETE:

General Maintenance & Repair Technician Salary Range $9.58 $14.37



ADD:

Graphic Designer Salary Range $13.81 $20.72



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



There are approximately 50 employees currently making less than the proposed new entry rates. Assuming no other salary increases are given, it would take approximately $21,600 to increase their annual salaries to the new rates.



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



Approximately $21,600 included in the FY 07 salary pool calculation.



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends approval of the revisions to the 2006-2007 Classified Compensation Schedule.



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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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