April 8, 2010

Council says yes to salary policy

by Erin Rosacker

Members of the Professional and Scientific Council approved a P&S compensation and salary structure draft policy April 1 that would replace the current salary structure policy. The draft policy needs administrative approval before it moves into the policy library.

The results are in

Following the March election, the council will seat seven new members in June. Seven incumbents also retained their seats. Complete results are available on the council web site.

Incentives for PIs

ISU administrators are working on a P&S incentive salary policy, similar to the one developed for faculty, that provides salary incentives to externally funded principal investigators. Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman told council members the P&S policy will be drafted over the next year.

"It is considerably more complicated because a number of P&S PIs want to provide funding for the people who work in their groups as well as themselves," Hoffman said.

She said faculty PIs also are interested in changing their policy (PDF) to include incentives for group members.

Other news

Council members also learned:

  • The second retirement incentive option has netted 88 approved applications (17 faculty, 27 P&S and 44 merit staff). Twelve applicants were denied (two P&S, four merit, six faculty). The RIO2 application deadline is June 1.
  • Human resource services associate director Mike Otis will talk about the employee assistance program at the April 28 open forum (noon-1 p.m., MU Gallery). The forum will be video streamed live online.
  • Admissions director Marc Harding will speak at the May 6 recruitment and retention open forum (noon-1 p.m., MU Gallery)