About Compensation

Overview of the Staff Compensation Function

The Compensation team provides strategy, guidance, oversight, and administration for both base and variable pay for staff regular and temporary positions, including research.

We are here to communicate openly about how the design of the compensation program supports GW's mission.  The compensation program is designed to be fair and straightforward, so that employees and managers understand how it's created and applied.  In partnership with managers and HRMD colleagues, we work diligently to administer compensation in a manner that is consistent and free of discrimination.

How we support you

Our charge is to be experts in jobs and pay, and how jobs are organized at GW.  We focus on: 

  • Providing framework so that our base pay and advertised jobs can be competitive and compelling
  • Organizing jobs at GW in alignment with a cohesive university strategy
  • Ensuring that our salary data covers the breadth and variety of jobs found at GW
  • Creating policies and guidelines that encourage the advancement and reward of employees in support of GW’s mission
  • Overseeing pay practices to ensure alignment with relevant regulations

The Compensation team is specially trained to evaluate and analyze market information, in order to advise on competitive and compliant pay practices based on job duties, qualifications, GW business need, and funding.

Staff Compensation Services

The Compensation team provides enterprise-wide consultation related to:

  • Classification and job evaluation
  • Pay recommendations
  • Employee life cycle actions (promotion, reclassification, reorganization)
  • Recognition and incentives
  • Market analysis and salary surveys
  • Merit administration
  • Minimum qualifications
  • FLSA and overtime regulations
  • GW policies related to jobs and pay

Meet the Compensation team


Jennifer Lopez

Associate Vice President, Total Rewards


Annie Hess, CCP, SHRM-SCP

Director, Compensation


Andrea Roelands, CCP, SHRM-SCP

Senior Compensation Consultant


Dion Connor

Compensation Consultant


Christina Drogin

Compensation Consultant


Contact us at [email protected]