- Help Us Help YOU (aka Did You Know?)
- Annual Salary Determinations
- Staff Spotlight
- Who you are and what do you do?
- What are the three most important things you’re working on?
- Why do you like working for DFM?
- What are your passions?
- What do you do away from work?
- Favorite band/music?
- Favorite movie and why?
- Little-known fact:
- Good Stuff is Going On!
- Family Fitness
- Lace ’em up
- Spring Fling Winners
Annual Salary Determinations
As our “Review Season” winds down, we thought we’d provide a refresher on how the DFM handles our annual salary setting process.
Faculty and staff are eligible for raises as determined by the Regents, and the amount varies from year to year. (In recent years, due to budgetary constraints, staff have not been eligible for raises, but that changed last year for professional exempt staff, and this year for classified staff.) The raise pool is determined by the Regents based on salary survey data, University HR recommendations, how the state and University budgets are doing, etc.
This year, the raise pool is a maximum of 3.1% of total salaries. We take all the eligible salaries, figure out what 3.1% is and determine what we can afford to pay (the “pool” has to be funded by the department – there’s no one that actually gives us the money to do this). We then divvy it up accordingly.
Compensation is determined by the department’s leadership based on performance, market data, length of service and other compensation (i.e. stipends, incentive plan etc.). We have had our initial meeting and are working to tweak and finalize our numbers this week. We will submit our proposal to the Dean’s office in early May, and then, assuming it’s all approved, the raises take effect 7/1. Faculty and staff receiving raises are notified of their new salaries in July.
Please contact , DFA, if you have any questions.
Maggie Q. Sommers, Family Medicine Residency Administrator
Member of DFM since: February 15, 2013
I’m Maggie and I work with the Residency Program. I’m still learning specifics I’ll be doing, but in general I work to support the residents, Linda M, John N and anyone else involved with the educational process.
What are the three most important things you’re working on?
- The budget
- 2013-2014 schedules
- On-boarding of new residents!
Why do you like working for DFM?
So far, I love everything about working with the DFM. I think some of my favorite aspects are the department’s push to be the best and the want to provide students, residents, and fellows with the best education possible. I love that all staff are encouraged to learn and continue to grow. But I think the best part is the staff, everyone here is great to work with and I love being a part of this team!
What are your passions?
Advocacy, reading, baking (and eating), and running (to make sure I work off what I bake).
What do you do away from work?
I volunteer with the Aurora Police Department as a Victim Advocate and when not at work or volunteering I spend time with my husband, Eric and two spoiled dogs, Lucy and Lilly.
I guess that depends on my mood, but I will listen to just about anything from the Turtles to Fun and everything in between. I love the music of the 60’s, the 80’s, and most contemporary stuff!
Favorite movie and why?
I love movies! I think my all-time favorites would have to be “A League of Their Own,” “Now and Then,” and “Dr. Strangelove.”
- I have never been out of the country.
- I have run one marathon and over half a dozen half-marathons!
We have made some good initial progress on researching and establishing some Family Fitness initiatives, but we need your input! Please take our survey so we can tailor our approach.
Lace ’em up
While we know it’s a ways out, and we will offer up some fun runs in between, we are looking at doing the Rock & Roll Half Marathon in October as a group. See Natalie Buys if you’re interested in a training plan!
|Clinician of the Year||Corey Lyon DO|
|Research Team Member of the Year||Sherry Holcomb|
|Researcher of the Year||Jack Westfall, MD MPH|
|Rising Star in Clinical Medicine||Matt Leiszler, MD|
|Rising Star in Education||Stephanie Chu, DO|
|Rising Star in Research||Morteza Khodaee, MD MPH|
|Special Leadership Award||Operations Transition Team (Venus Mann, Sherry Holcomb, Jonathan Radin, Deanna Schroder, Regina Garrison, Stephanie Livingston, Terry Kosel, Rita Bertolli)|
|Staff Member of the Year||Terry Kosel, BA|
|Teacher of the Year||Linda Montgomery, MD|