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City Center West (TDS Building) 
525 Junction Road
Madison, WI

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City Center West (the TDS Building) is easily accessed by exiting the beltline at Old Sauk Road and turning west. Proceed to second stoplight and turn south onto Junction Road.

Park in the Parking ramp behind the building. Take parking ramp elevator to ground floor and enter building. Conference room is straight ahead.

Best Practices in Building a
Compensation Plan

Presented by:  
- Peter Gantner, 
Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.
- Dana Denny, 
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- Matt Shefchik, 
The QTI Group

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

City Center West 
Madison, WI

This program has been pre-approved for credit by HRCI.

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Presentation Description

As the Human Resources leader, you are charged with leading your organization through the compensation planning process. Do you have a plan? If so, how is it working? Are you asking yourself . . . 

• Is the compensation plan competitive within the marketplace?
• Does it promote equity within the organization?
• Does it meet the business needs and follow the overall compensation philosophy?
• Is it easy to administer and understand?
• Does it comply with federal and state laws and regulations?

The presentation will give an overview of how to build a compensation plan and pay structure and how to implement and communicate it effectively to your organization.  

We will transition from presentation to panel discussion to discuss the finer points of using labor market data and survey results to develop a sound compensation strategy as well take specific compensation questions from the audience. Participants will take away useful tools and resources available that will help with compensation analysis.    

Participants will learn:
• Importance of getting management buy in
• How to develop a compensation strategy
• Tactics for creating a compensation program
• How to roll out your plan



Our Presenters

Peter Gantner is the Manager of Talent Acquisition & Compensation for Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. He is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) with 8 years of compensation experience. He has a B.S. in Accounting, Risk Management & Insurance from UW-Madison.


Dana Denny is currently the Lead Compensation and Classification Analyst at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Prior to joining the DNR, she was a Compensation Analyst for the Office of State Employment Relations (OSER) for 16 years. She was responsible for costing economic agreements, performing labor market analyses and coordinating the Wisconsin Broadbanding program. She has a B.S. from Howard University and M.S. in Public Policy Research and Administration from UW-Madison, LaFollette Institute of Public Affairs.

Matt Shefchik is a Human Resources and Compensation Consultant at The QTI Group. Matt works with clients to improve business performance by aligning human resource programs with the organization's business culture and goals. He assists them with developing their compensation strategy and design. He has a B.B.A. from UW-Madison.





For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.