JANUARY 19, 2005
A special board meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 5:00 p.m. at the District Support Services Center in Tempe, Arizona, pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Don Campbell President
Linda Rosenthal, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
I. SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
CALL TO ORDER
President Campbell called the Special Board Meeting to order at 5:07 p.m.
A. DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDATION REGARDING MANAGEMENT, ADMINISTRATIVE & TECHNOLOGICAL (MAT) POLICY GROUP CLASSIFICATION/COMPENSATION STUDY
Chancellor Glasper introduced the discussion of the MAT Policy Group Classification/Compensation Study which has been in process the last two-to-three years and why it should move ahead. He briefed the Board on the issues that caused the study to be completed which included job descriptions not having been changed for fifteen years and many employees were working out of scope.
Dr. Phil Randolph who was Vice Chancellor of Human Resources during the year 2000 stated that when this process was started, they considered looking at all groups but felt this would be too hard on the budget and after some research it was decided that a consultant should be hired to examine employee processes and policies. An RFP was sent out for the MAT policy group only. When Dr. Randolph left in 2002 to take over the Presidency of Glendale Community College, Dr. Jose Leyba assumed the Acting HR Vice Chancellor position.
Dianne Johns commented that the MAT policy group includes a large number of Information Technology employees and it was not possible to match salaries for IT people with outside companies.
Dr. Leyba stated that the members of the Chancellor's Executive Council and the MAT Committee reviewed the position analysis questionnaire and sent these out to the MAT Group. Approximately 200 employees were interviewed and most job descriptions had to be revised. Employees were able to review and appeal job descriptions. The salary analysis and job classifications were compared with those of five community college systems, including Los Angeles, Miami-Dade, Chicago, Dallas, and San Diego. After reviewing the study, it was determined that the recommendations were unaffordable and the study was revisited.
Dr. Glasper reviewed the recommendations of the study.
The following items were discussed:
- A suggestion was made to have IT in their own group.
- 5.3% of employees would get salary increases effective January 1, 2005
- One board member indicated they couldn't see $800,000 in salary increases and then asking for tuition increases in February. Felt this would be the gift that keeps on giving.
- The 04/05 budget there was $700,000 set aside for this.
- Concern that in upcoming months, there would be a request for salary increases again.
- Many employees working out of scope; i.e., grade 13 working as grade 15 for past 2 ½ years.
- Still losing IT employees and not getting many applicants
- Tuition increase would not be due to pay increases
- Deans' and Associate Deans' compensation are not attractive to faculty. New proposal would help.
- The issue will be on the agenda for January 25 Governing Board Meeting. Other two board members will be there.
B. ADJOURNMENT OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
President Campbell adjourned the special meeting of the Governing Board at 6:03 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary