October 2, 2023

Information Session: Classified Compensation Study

Dear Classified Employees and Supervisors:

As you know, President Paino has made a commitment to evaluate and address compensation for UMW’s classified staff.   As part of that commitment, the University has launched a compensation study for classified staff with the following goals:

  • Measure the University’s compensation market position for classified staff
  • Identify pay structures, policies, and guidelines to facilitate internally equitable and market competitive compensation for classified staff

A compensation advisory committee*, comprised of classified staff from different departments and functional areas within the university, is helping to guide the study under the direction of HR and our compensation consultant, Heather Kazemi, CCP, SPHR, Segal Group, Washington, D.C.**

You are encouraged to learn more about the approach to the study and the process at an information session on March 2 at 4 p.m.( location pending).

Thank You

*We extend gratitude to the Compensation Advisory Committee for their service on behalf of all classified employees:

Michael Hall, Police Department

Andrea Correa, Housekeeing

Michelle Brooks, Residence Life

Ali Hieber, Events

Beth Hunsinger, Advancement

James Deloatch, Procurement

Angela Lily, Finance

Connie Souza, Facilities

Michael Morley, Muisic

Susanne Tomlin, Registrar

Kelly Eury, Admissions

Andrea Cordray, College of Businsess

**About our Consultant:

Ms. Kazemi is a Vice President and Senior Compensation Consultant for the  Segal Group’s office in  Washington, D.C. office. For the past 22 years, Heather has worked with public institutions and other public sector entities to evaluate the internal equity and external competitiveness of their total rewards

programs, as well as modernize job classification structures and performance evaluation programs.

Heather has partnered with numerous higher education institutions, k-12 school districts, and

other organizations to build strategic compensation philosophies and develop sustainable

solutions that are aligned with their culture.

In Virginia, she has led compensation projects for:

  • George Mason University
  • Virginia Tech, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • James Madison University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Virginia Community College System
  • Prince William County Public Schools
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Albemarle County
  • Spotsylvania County
  • Prince William County
  • City of Salem
  • City of Manassas
  • Fairfax Water Authority