Indiana University Human Resources has wrapped up a series of listening sessions focused on its Job Framework Redesign Project intended to help employees understand the university's new job framework for appointed staff and the related roll-out plan. The next series of sessions has been scheduled for the fall.
IU compensation director Betsy Larson spelled out Human Resources' work to date. Last summer, her team began gathering feedback and insights from stakeholders across the university, including leadership from many units and departments across Bloomington, IUPUI and regional campuses, as well as union leadership and the School of Medicine.
They also talked with the university's top leadership, including President Michael A. McRobbie, as well as human resources professionals in the field.
Larson said the team took away several points from those interactions, including that it's difficult for staff employees to see clear career paths within the university due to an outdated, confusing structure that is inconsistent and inflexible.
"The idea with this redesign is to retire the current structure and replace it with a much more dynamic and flexible framework, as IU and the world around us continue to grow and change," she said. "You, as the employee, are the designer of your career but we, as the university, can provide the best tools and information to accomplish your career goals."