Tuesday, April 2, 2024

UTSA launches university-wide staff compensation study

UTSA launches university-wide staff compensation study

APRIL 1, 2024 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from President Taylor Eighmy, Veronica Salazarexecutive vice president for Business Affairs and chief enterprise development officer and Heather Shipley, interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, to all faculty and staff:

Three years ago, we launched a comprehensive strategic plan to increase compensation. Since then, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to invest in our faculty and staff. We have supported meaningful compensation increases through institution-wide merit, one-time payments and awarding paid time off for outstanding performance to eligible staff.

Last fall, we launched the Campus Experience Task Force, through which we received your feedback about compensation and identified the need to continue building upon the work we have done to ensure we fulfill this commitment.
Today, we are pleased to announce that we are launching a university-wide staff compensation study in partnership with WTW, a global consulting leader recognized for their work with numerous higher education institutions. Together, we will develop a competitive strategy as part of our commitment to ensure that our compensation packages are reflective of the value our talented staff bring to the institution.

By analyzing market trends, industry standards and internal benchmarks, we can ensure our compensation packages are equitable, competitive and aligned with our strategic destination to make UTSA an innovative place to work, learn and discover.

The first phase of the study begins next week, and we anticipate the full project will be completed in late fall 2024. Throughout the study, People Excellence will provide updates on the new staff compensation study website, which we encourage you to explore. We will also give you opportunities to share feedback along the way. If you have questions about the study, please reach out to People Excellence.

Concurrent with the staff compensation study, Academic Affairs has begun an internal study of the Fixed Term-Track (FTT) minimum pay scales, which will include educational benchmarks. FTT minimum pay scales were established in 2020 as part of our ongoing effort to enhance the institutional climate for UTSA faculty members. These strategies continue our efforts to further support and recognize our exceptional faculty. For questions about the faculty compensation study, please contact Faculty Success in Academic Affairs.

Compensation continues to be an important aspect of both reaching our strategic destinations and fulfilling our commitment to enhancing the campus experience. We are dedicated to ensuring UTSA continues to be a great place to work by continually supporting our faculty and staff. As always, we appreciate everything you do for UTSA. 


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