The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

OFCCP Issues New FAQs on Student Workers

by CUPA-HR

In a recent series of FAQs, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs explains whether academic institutions should include student workers in their affirmative action plans and provides guidance regarding who is considered a student worker.

HR and the Courts

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Read the latest from Ira.

5 Ways Technology Can Help Humanize Contingent Faculty Hiring

by CUPA-HR

While contingent workers are vital players in the higher ed landscape, they are often subject to unstable, grueling working arrangements. With 73 percent of all faculty positions now off the tenure track, it’s imperative for institutions to support this growing cohort.

Executive Compensation and the Excise Tax – What You Need to Know

by CUPA-HR

The Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 imposes a 21 percent excise tax on applicable tax-exempt organizations that pay a covered employee in excess of $1 million or an excess parachute payment. Here’s what higher ed institutions need to know and do to comply.

The Diversification of the Higher Ed IT Workforce

by Missy Kline

While the information technology workforce in higher education is currently mostly White and male, a demographic shift could be on the horizon. According to new research from CUPA-HR, a looming retirement wave in this sector could pave the way for more women and minorities to move into IT leadership roles.

4 Tips for Effectively Engaging a Multigenerational Workforce

by CUPA-HR

It’s essential to understand the realities facing workers in different generations and to develop strategies that respond to each. This can seem daunting, but the good news is that as different as the generations are, many of their goals and aspirations overlap: a meaningful career, financial security and a retirement that will allow them to continue contributing to society on their own terms.

HR and the Courts

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira.

A 4-Step Model for Leadership Success

by Missy Kline

What does it take to be successful as a leader? By following a simple four-step process, you can greatly increase your leadership capability and earn the trust and respect of those on your team as well as others on campus.

Domestic-Partner Benefits Are on the Decline in Higher Ed

by Missy Kline

For the first time since 2005, the number of colleges and universities offering healthcare benefits for employees’ domestic partners has decreased. According to CUPA-HR’s 2019 Healthcare Benefits for Higher Education Employees Survey, in just the past two years, the number of higher education institutions offering healthcare benefits for same-sex domestic partners has fallen 10 percentage points, and the number offering these benefits for opposite-sex domestic partners has fallen 6 percentage points.