Tag: Compensation

Higher Ed Challenges Are Our Challenges!

January 14, 2020 10:36 am

To fully understand and embrace the changing role of higher ed HR, we must first acknowledge and connect our work to the most pressing challenges of our institutions. At CUPA-HR’s national board of directors meeting in July, we asked the board to identify the most pressing challenges their colleges and universities face. We asked the... View Article

DOL Releases Two New Proposed Rules and Six Opinion Letters

April 8, 2019 3:30 pm

Following the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD)’s release of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime proposal, the agency has continued to march ahead with its regulatory agenda, issuing six new opinion letters and two proposed rules within the last three weeks. Opinion Letters WHD issued new opinion letters on... View Article

Compensation Programs/Plans
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Compensation programs and plans, in conjunction with factors such as a positive organizational culture, meaningful work and high work/life balance, are vital instruments in helping the various academic and business units within your institution attract and retain talent. It is essential that they are created and implemented in a way that reflects and supports the... View Article

Equal Pay Act
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) is an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) which requires that employees in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender. Wage discrimination based on sex is a violation of both the EPA and Title VII of the Civil Rights... View Article

Executive Compensation in HE
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Executive compensation can refer to a variety of compensation and benefits packages, which may include base salary, bonuses, deferred compensation, retirement benefits, life and medical benefits, stock options and perquisites such as housing, living expenses or company transportation. Plans are often highly individualized and tailored to attract specific individuals away from their current positions. To... View Article

Multiple or Joint Employment
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Individuals performing one or more jobs are usually described as holding a multiple or joint assignment. The jobs can involve very distinct and separate sets of duties or they may be identical or similar job functions performed for separate organizational entities. The funding for each may come from very different sources, such as state appropriated... View Article

Payroll and Taxes
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Administration of payroll has become increasingly complicated due to state and federal legislation and the expansion of organizations into the global arena. It is the payroll system that must maintain detailed records of time and attendance, pay history, various tax deductions, retirement plan deferred contributions, insurance benefit premium payments, court-ordered and wage garnishment, overtime, hazardous... View Article

Total Compensation
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

To most employees “compensation” means salary, but it is much more than that. Total compensation is really the investment an organization makes in its people. Total compensation is the compilation of not only salary but employer contributions to insurance programs, retirement, services, discounts and other benefits—in essence, the value of the various components of the... View Article

Supplemental Programs
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Supplemental retirement plans and group supplemental retirement plans provide tax-deferred savings and allow employees to put away more for retirement beyond the basic retirement plan an employer offers. While the details of different tax-deferred plans vary, they all work the same way: money goes straight from an employee’s paycheck to an investment account, reducing current income taxes. Potential investment earnings won’t... View Article

A Look at Diversity in Higher Ed Positions

September 27, 2016 7:32 am

Yesterday at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2016 in Washington, D.C., CUPA-HR’s Director of Research Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D., shared the results of a longitudinal analysis of higher ed diversity in executive, administrative and professional positions. Here are a few of the highlights from her research: Bichsel found that the higher education pay gap roughly mirrors... View Article