Recommendations to Improve Staff Job Satisfaction will be Shared at Forum

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor; Chris Wallace, Staff Senate President; and Jeff Chasen, Assistant Vice Provost for Employee Growth, Development, Accessibility & Inclusion
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, 11:11 a.m.
KU Lawrence University Support Staff, KU Lawrence Unclassified Professional Staff

Dear colleagues,

We want to sincerely thank those of you who participated in the engagement sessions or submitted feedback online at the end of the spring semester and early this summer to review the Docking Institute Survey results on employee satisfaction for UPS and USS employees. AIRE and Staff Senate gathered all of your feedback and conveyed your insights to the Docking Institute Advisory Team which continued to advance this project over the summer. The team has been hard at work drafting action step recommendations in these areas:

  • Compensation & Benefits,
  • Culture, Inclusion & Retention,
  • Nature of Work, and
  • Leadership, Appreciation & Recognition.

Please join us for a hybrid public forum, open to all Lawrence and Edwards staff, during which Staff Senate leaders will present the recommendations to improve staff job satisfaction at KU. The Provost will address next steps and implementation.

Recommended Actions from Docking Institute Survey Forums (Hybrid)

Thursday, Sept. 21, from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Watson Library 3 West Reading Room

Join Zoom Meeting:


           Meeting ID: 785 864 0274

           Passcode: 2023

The recommendations are grounded in the suggestions and concerns you shared. Your colleagues have worked diligently to produce recommendations to improve working conditions at KU – these are recommendations for staff, by staff. We hope you can join to learn about these proposals. Your continued participation and engagement are essential for making progress together.

Thank you for all you do for KU.


Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

Chris Wallace, Staff Senate President

Jeff Chasen, Assistant Vice Provost for Employee Growth, Development, Accessibility & Inclusion