MGT is a national research and consulting firm founded and incorporated in 1974 in Tallahassee, Florida. Since their inception, the firm has grown to include regional offices in Austin, Texas: Olympia, Washington; Bay City, Michigan; and Sacramento, California. Over the past 38 years, MGT has successfully managed more than 5,000 client engagements in every state and several foreign countries. More than 50% of their engagements are with repeat clients. TSTC Harlingen issued a request for proposals for a compensation study for all of TSTC. Six firms responded to a request for proposals ad were interviewed by a system-wide team who selected MGT on the basis of:
Approach – Did the RFP detail a clear and understandable approach to the project? And were there unique and/or appropriate resources that the firm would bring regarding innovative techniques? Did the proposer have an understanding of college-related issues and employee relations?
Profile – The professional reputation of the firm based on the quality of the reference list and overall impression of the RFP response
Experience and qualifications including the following considerations:
- Team compatibility, including the ability to work with college staff based on the experience and qualifications of the specific team members the proposer will assign to this project;
- Relevant experience with similar-sized public institutions; and the
- Ability to conduct the project and produce the desired work product based on the experience and qualifications of the specific team members the proposer will assign to this project.
The MGT team members assigned to the TSTC Compensation Study (MGT of America, 2012) including those:
Recognized as experts in the fields of higher education, human resource management, and classification and compensation.
Experienced in conducting and implementing classification and compensation studies related to human resource programs and services.
Experienced with multi-campus operations and creating compensation programs to meet needs.
Experienced in understanding the Texas education environment.
MGT PROJECT DIRECTOR Ms. Nancy Stepina-Robison
MGT TEAM LEADER Mr. Mark Carpenter
MGT CONSULTANT TEAM Mr. Robert Holloway, Ms. Sheena Hortn, Ms. Flominda Gabriel, and Mr. Hank Townsend