As most of you know, for the past two years, Wichita State has been in the process of implementing a comprehensive, transparent compensation plan, utilizing independent third-party market survey data (market based). This is a cornerstone of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan for our workforce and what I believe to be imperative for us to achieve our goal of being a diverse, inclusive and equitable employer.
Implementing a comprehensive plan like this is a lengthy process, and I am pleased to announce that we are on track to implement the program in July. In fact, systems implementations are occurring now through July 19.
A lot of work has gone into the planning and implementation of this, and many have asked why we would implement a plan when there are no centralized financial resources to make immediate pay increases. But we know that a plan is essential to the process of prioritizing financial resources and making informed decisions.
Our goal is to be as transparent and communicative as possible. Human Resources has created a robust website, where you can view campus briefing documents and video, communication about the program, frequently asked questions, a timeline of implementation and more on market-based compensation. I encourage you to look it over and keep an eye out for frequent updates in WSU Today.
As you can see in the implementation timeline, employees will be receiving appointment notices and market-based compensation statements toward the end of July. Details of where to find this information will be announced soon in WSU Today.
Thank you for your patience and continued support as we work toward a compensation plan that is fair and equitable.
President Rick Muma