Since its formation, CAB has:

  • Secured necessary approvals for increasing UT’s minimum starting pay rate for full- and part-time regular employees, effective July 1, 2011
  • Developed an “Employer of Choice” model with an emphasis on recognizing and rewarding significant workplace contribution and assisted campus and institute human resources officers in creating entity-specific models
  • Initiated performance review completion reports for each campus and institute
  • Recommended a biannual newsletter highlighting benefits be sent to all employees at home addresses
  • Reviewed and provided input on 2012 compensation guidelines
  • Reviewed and recommended incentive programs at UT Knoxville, UT Health Science Center and UT College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Updated compensation policies
  • Assisted campuses and institutes in developing entity-specific, multi-year compensation plans, based on market assessment findings
  • Established entity acquisition and retention data
  • Recommended an increase in UT’s minimum starting pay rate from $8.50 per hour for full- and part-time regular employees to $9 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2014 and $9.50 per hour, effective June 30, 2014
  • Recommended employee engagement surveys be conducted for all regular employees every three years
  • Wrote competency-based jobs descriptions
  • Recommended market-based salary schedules
  • Created compensation training modules for all supervisors
  • Redesigned performance review process for all staff members

For questions or further information on CAB, please contact your local HRO or email CAB@tennessee.edu.