Title and Total Compensation Project Update
Updated August 2019
As a reminder, TTC is run by UWSA and has several goals, including:
- Reduction, simplification, and increased resonance of formal job titles for Academic Staff, University Staff and Limited Appointees.
- Standardization and simplification of job descriptions for Academic Staff, University Staff and Limited Appointees.
- More clear identification of potential career paths.
- A compensation structure that is market-informed, more easily searchable, and allows for difference in compensation due to factors such as geographic location.
- An employee benefits platform that meets the needs of employees.
Please understand that TTC is not a salary equity study and employees will not be realizing a compensation increase as a result of TTC. The duties and responsibilities employees complete now will not be changing as a result of TTC.
Pertinence to TTC by employee category follows:
TTC has little impact upon the faculty. Faculty titles will not be changing and a new compensation structure will not be introduced for faculty. As a long-term outcome, it is possible that employee benefits for faculty may be enhanced to better align with the desires of employees.
Academic Staff, University Staff, and Limited Appointees
Many Academic Staff, University Staff and Limited Appointees will have a change in their formal job title and will have their job descriptions changed to a standardized format with standardized language that is uniform for their job title. The standardization of job titles will mean job descriptions will be simplified, that is, they will not be lists of tasks that a position incumbent completes. Rather, job descriptions will include a position summary and overarching, high-level statements of duties and responsibilities that are completed by the incumbent.
The timeline for change as proposed by UW System Administration is for conversations with employees about their job title and job description to occur in the winter of 2019-20 and new titles and job descriptions becoming active in 2020. Conversations with employees will include an opportunity for employees to provide feedback about the content of the proposed job description.
As a long-term outcome, it is possible that employee benefits for Academic Staff, University Staff, and Limited Appointees may be enhanced to better align with the desires of employees.
UWSA is maintaining a TTC website, which may be the best resource for TTC information, and providing a handout:
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Timothy J. Danielson
Associate Vice Chancellor – Human Resources
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee