ERIC Number: ED306812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Attraction and Retention of Classified Staff: The Silent Partners.
Sherberg, Esther; Cetone, Kristin L.
One of the working papers in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness this study presents the results of meetings with representative staff advisory bodies, staff groups, and individuals at Arizona's three public universities to discuss their views of their role within the system. It is noted that the universities rely heavily on the support of classified personnel to help maintain the quality of the institution, but staff members tend to feel that though they should be sharing in both profits and risks, they are only sharing the risks. Staff morale tends to be low at all three schools, though there are positive aspects to employment at the universities (e.g., job security, employee benefits, and interesting environment). However, there is general displeasure with salary levels and annual uncertainty about salary adjustments. Concern about recognition closely follows concern about salary. The difficulties in effecting reclassifications and promotions for themselves and those they supervise are a major source of displeasure. Classified staff feel they are silent partners in the running of the institution. The 14 recommendations include: discourage exploitation of staff; develop networking and communication among staff on all campuses; include staff representation on more university committees; and develop a means through which staff can provide suggestions about the delivery of administrative services. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona