Compensation Study - Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:   What is the purpose of the job analysis questionnaire?

A:    The job analysis questionnaire will help gather information from the employees at TSU to help us update job descriptions and make them more useful. It will also be used to assist in recommending any changes to the grading structure for all positions.

Q2:   How long do we have to complete the questionnaire?

A:    The job analysis questionnaire will be distributed on April 26. The survey will be open for three weeks.  However, you should complete your questionnaire within the first week in order to allow time for first- and second-level managers to review and provide comments.

Q3: Is the questionnaire mandatory? What about for newly-hired employees?

A:    It is not mandatory; however, we strongly encourage you to participate in the questionnaire. It’s the best way to ensure your voice is heard when it comes to the duties  and responsibilities of your job.

Q4: Why should I participate?

A:    Your input is critical to accurately create job descriptions and evaluate job grades. With your help, we will create job descriptions that will have agreement from all levels within the organization and ensure jobs are properly graded.

Q5: How long is the questionnaire?

A:    There are about 25 questions and will take you roughly an hour to complete.

Q6: Is faculty included in this study?

A:    Yes

Q7:   Who will see my questionnaire answers?

A:    Both your supervisor and/or your second level manager will  review your questionnaire and provide their comments. However, they will not change your entries. All questionnaires and their comments will be used by the PTG project team to develop job descriptions.

Q8: What if my supervisor does not agree with my input on the job description questionnaire? 

A:    As described in Q7, your supervisor will enter his/her comments on the information you have entered. Then, your supervisor’s manager will also enter comments. The PTG project team will draft descriptions based on the questionnaire data and will manage a process to gain approval, which will occur at the Cabinet level with the support of their direct reports.  It is important that all job descriptions are considered by management to be sure that duties are clear, complete, and not in conflict with other positions. This process will assure that we have agreement at all levels about the job responsibilities.

Q9: What happens after all the questionnaires are completed?

A:    All questionnaires will be analyzed and the data will be used to draft new job descriptions and assist in determining internal job relationships. The data will also serve as a tool to develop consistency in job titling across the university. The new descriptions will assure that the competitive analysis correctly matches TSU jobs with jobs in peer organizations.

Q10: Will I receive a raise because of this project?

 A:   The purpose of this project is to assure that all jobs are correctly described, that grading structures are competitive, that jobs are properly placed in the right grade and that internal job relationships are appropriate. Click here to see Dr. Lane’s video regarding this project and its purpose.

Q11: When can I expect to hear back on the determination of my job description and salary grade?

A:    Upon completion of PTG analysis, proposals are expected to be presented to the President and the President’s Cabinet. We will keep you posted on the status.   Depending on the actual approval date, you will receive notification soon after it is finalized.

Q12: I’m a part-time employee.  Do I need to complete the questionnaire?

A:    Yes, all full- and part-time employees will participate in the questionnaire and be a part of the overall compensation study.

Internal Equity Committee Charge

The Committee shall exist as a formal body to serve as an advocate and voice for faculty and staff to ensure an equitable work environment for all employees, and shall work collaboratively with University administration to ensure that all concerns raised by the committee are addressed.

Internal Equity Committee Members

  • Delonia Cooley
  • Sarmistha Majumdar
  • Yoruba Mutakabbir
  • Sonya Good
  • Carla Brailey
  • Edward Bell
  • Vera Hawkins
  • Linda Solis
  • Sameera Rizvi
  • Kevin Adams
  • Bernadette Smith
  • Maria Esquivel
  • Gino Simoni
  • Lavonda Horn
  • Kenyatta Cavil, Faculty Senate Chair
  • Melanie Jackson, Staff Council Chair
  • Lucy Ojode
  • Joyce Finch
  • Emmanuel Nwagwu
  • Aladdin Sleem
  • Angie Eaton
  • Humphrey Regis
  • Marcia Johnson
  • Angelica Santos
  • Derrick Wilson
  • Ronda Lewis
  • Kala Ellis
  • Andrew McCray
  • Hye Jung Shim
  • Sallie Moseley
  • Sheri Smith
  • Lacey Reynolds
  • Carol Lewis
  • Haiqing Sun
  • Zivar Yousefipour
  • Rockell Brown
  • Faith Jackson
  • Trudy Green
  • Sheila Taylor
  • Sharon Hudson
  • Reginald Coleman
  • Adeanah Pooler
  • Dora White