Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (left), U.S. President Jimmy
Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin make a three-way
handshake during the White House signing of the Middle East
peace accord in March 1979. The Miller Center will host a photographic
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New pay plan adds
flexibility in negotiating salaries
proposed overhaul of the state classified employee compensation
system will reward performance and provide greater flexibility for
employees and employers, one of its chief architects said this week.
the plan's major recommendations: the collapsing of the current
23 pay grades into eight broad, stepless pay bands; the overhaul
of 1,650 job classifications into 275 "job roles"; and
a strong recommendation in favor of performance-based bonuses and
increases instead of across-the-board pay raises.
will be asked to assess their own performances as well as that of
their supervisors. The rating scale itself will offer three options
-- "extraordinary contributor," "contributor' and
"below contributor" -- rather than the current five, and
raises and bonuses will be allocated using a formula based upon
state Commission on Reform of the Classified Compensation Plan endorsed
the proposal Jan. 14 and forwarded it to the governor and General
Assembly, where it is expected to draw substantial support.
the new plan will drastically change the way in which classified
employees' pay is determined, implementing it will not change the
amount they are paid right away, said Thomas E. Gausvik, the University's
chief human resource officer, who had a major role in shaping the
new plan as chair of the commission's technical advisory committee.
scholarship gets boost from Mellon Foundation grant
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) has received
a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support
scholarly research based on digital primary resources.
project will address new technical, procedural and social issues
that arise when scholars and libraries jointly create, maintain
and edit electronic data, said IATH director John Unsworth. The
institute will work in partnership with the University Library in
a three-year project supporting scholarly use of digital images,
texts, maps, models and other materials. Some of these materials
already reside in library collections, but others will be developed
and added to library collections, along with the electronic publications
resulting from research.
are very pleased to have their support in turning our attention
to the next generation of digital library issues -- the issues that
will inevitably arise once scholars everywhere begin using digital
primary resources in the way that scholars at the University already
do," Unsworth said.
key issues scholars and librarians face are how to handle changes
in updated and revised electronic materials and how to devise new
classification schemes when needed for new types of digital research,
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