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Liaison Lee McQueen
Submission Date Feb. 2, 2012
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University of Nebraska at Kearney
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Cheryl Bressington
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
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Total number of employees working on campus (including contractors):
1337

Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn sustainable compensation:
1337

A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) receive sustainable compensation:

Guidelines for Administering Compensation at UNK
Under NU Values the role of Human Resources (HR) is that of a business partner, or consultant to department leadership, assisting them as they make pay rate decisions. HR monitors for compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as University policy, and may require a review of documentation describing pay decisions that are outside of certain policy and governmental parameters.
Department leadership holds the primary responsibility of ensuring that staff is compensated appropriately and fairly. HR will provide these leaders with the necessary resources to make decisions on salary. Department leadership holds responsibility for making and documenting decisions in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies. HR has primary responsibility for gathering and utilizing labor market pay data, determining the employment category (M/P or O/S), making the FLSA exemption designation (exempt/salaried or nonexempt/hourly-paid), and assigning the title code. In addition, job family, zone assignment and job title require HR concurrence. In order to make these determinations, HR will acquire and maintain internal and external salary data, review all newly created positions, review all changes of zone or family, and review all salary changes that exceed policy guidelines.

The most recent year total compensation for the institution’s lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) was evaluated to ensure that it was sustainable:
2011

The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation policies and practices is available: http://www.unk.edu/administration/vcbf_policies.aspx?id=9544

http://www.unk.edu/offices/human_resources/nu_values/Salary_Administration/


The most recent year total compensation for the institution’s lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) was evaluated to ensure that it was sustainable:
2011

The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation policies and practices is available:
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