KU Staff Satisfaction Survey: Results and Next Steps

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor; Chris Wallace, Staff Senate President; and Jeff Chasen, Assistant Vice Provost for Employee Growth, Development, Accessibility, & Inclusion
Friday, April 28, 2023, 9:03 a.m.
KU Unclassified Professional Staff KU University Support Staff

Dear Colleagues,

Last spring, all six of the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) schools worked together to conduct a survey on their campuses with support from their administrative leaders. This is the first time that KU has participated in this survey and the first time that staff satisfaction has been assessed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Going forward, university leaders are committed to surveying staff regularly.

At KU, the survey was sent to 3,105 Unclassified Professional Staff and University Support Staff employees with a response rate of 54%. We thank all of you who participated, especially because we received very valuable information. Accordingly, the Staff Senate has appointed an Advisory Committee to begin turning the data into actionable recommendations.

To provide all interested staff with the opportunity to contribute directly to the recommendations, we are launching a series of forums to share the results and collect additional feedback. The main purpose of these engagement sessions is to create dialogue that elicits your ideas around solutions.

Engagement Sessions
Tues., May 9th, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Fri., May 19th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Wed., May 31st, 11 p.m. – Midnight
Tues., Jun 6th, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Join via Zoom: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/96143272714
Meeting ID: 961 4327 2714; Passcode: 895138

In the meantime, you are welcome to view the Preview Reports, which highlight all of the results from the survey. Please plan to join us at one or more of the forums to share your experiences and recommendations on how to make KU a better place for all employees.


Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

Chris Wallace, Staff Senate President & Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Jeff Chasen, Assistant Vice Provost for Employee Growth, Development, Accessibility, & Inclusion and Advisory Committee Co-Chair