As part of our Research Snapshots series, we’re speaking with HR practitioners at colleges and universities around the country to find out how they’re using data and analytics to drive decision-making on campus. Here, Don Lerew, HRIS and payroll manager at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, tells us how he uses data to help develop compensation strategies and ensure pay equity and market-par salaries at his institution.
The new tax law creates a 21 percent excise tax on renumeration in excess of $1 million paid to a covered employee and on any excess parachute payment paid to such employees.
How Institutions Are Leveraging Partnerships and Education to Address Sexual Harassment and Assault on Campus
The “Me Too” movement has prompted a heightened awareness of and national conversation around unequal treatment and inappropriate or criminal sexual conduct in the workplace, and many colleges and universities have strengthened their resolve to eliminate these unacceptable behaviors on their campuses. HR leaders from four universities shared with us the strategies they and other campus leaders are using to help address and alleviate harassment and bias on their campuses.
Since the new tax bill was passed, we’ve received a number of questions as to how the legislation affects higher education and its employees. To help answer these questions, we’ve partnered with Sibson Consulting to publish a series of blog posts. This first post will answer some of the questions surrounding the unrelated business income tax that applies to tax-exempt colleges and universities as well as relevant changes to the fringe benefit rules.
Ever-Changing Higher Ed Leads to Update of CUPA-HR’s Strategic Priorities, Values and Code of Ethics
With the evolving needs in today’s complex higher education landscape, it is important to periodically review the association’s priorities, our values, and the ethics that guide our work to ensure their relevance and their impact.
Cadillac Tax Delayed Two Additional Years as Senate Agrees to a Vote on a DACA Fix With Next Government Funding Bill
On January 22, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until February 8. Included in the CR was a two-year delay to the Affordable Care Act’s 40 percent excise tax on high-value healthcare plans, known as the “Cadillac tax.”
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:
While raising awareness through training is important and necessary, higher ed institutions must have a broader strategy in place to confront and eliminate sexual harassment on campus.
On January 5, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division re-issued 17 opinion letters. While the letters cover numerous industries, one letter, entitled “Coaches and the Teacher Exemption Under Section 13(a)(1),” is of particular importance to higher education.
CUPA-HR’s The Higher Education Workplace magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog are full of articles and stories highlighting new and innovative ways to do HR (from institutions and organizations who have been there, done that). In case you missed them — we know it was a busy year! — here are some highlights from the magazine and the blog from the past year. Maybe they’ll spark an idea or two you can use on your campus.