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Montana State University
Staff Senate

Montana Hall Room 106
P.O. Box 171865
Bozeman, MT 59717-1865
(406) 994-6895


Shana Wold

Vice Chair:

Dave Court

Program Coordinator:

Joan L. Ford


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Senate Activities - Recruitment, Retention, & Salary

  (Montana University System (MUS) Staff Compensation)
  MUS Compensation Focus Group meeting with the Regents & MUSSA 2/15/2012
  MAP Implementation & Compensation Guidelines 6/20/2005
  Comprehensive Salary and Benefits Report to the Regents 09/28/2004
Comprehensive Salary Study
  (Comparative salary study of classified staff using Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) with City, County, State, and Big Sky Conference Universities)
  MSU Classified Staff Wage Comparison March 20, 2013
Montana State University within the Community Context
(Local employment and housing markets and their impact on MSU as a quality employer)
  2007 Executive Summary
Montana University System Recruitment and Retention Task Force
(Advisory report to the Board of Regents, improving the ability to hire and keep capable employees)
  Task Force Results 11/15/2007

Recruitment Outreach Initiative Proposal

  (President's Executive Council endorsed Staff Senate's recruitment outreach initiative in the form of a pilot program for spring, 2009)
  Recruitment Outreach Pilot 10/20/2008

Economic pressures, both inside and outside of the Montana University Systems, impact classified staffs quality of life and cost of living. Staff Senate conducts studies, surveys (see Survey Results), and budget activities to assess these salary and cost of living issues.

All campuses in the Montana University System are experiencing increasing difficulty in their ability to recruit and retain faculty and staff. Difficulties in recruiting and retaining employees lead to substantial negative impacts. The Montana University System specifically faces difficulty with: securing academic accreditation; recruiting and retaining students until they graduate; maintaining access to facilities and environments that are clean, safe, and conducive to good teaching, learning, and research, and; ensuring high-quality system of post-secondary education for the citizens of Montana.