Award Date

August 2018

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Public Policy and Leadership

First Committee Member

Lee Bernick

Second Committee Member

Jayce Farmer

Third Committee Member

Christopher Stream

Fourth Committee Member

Kendall Hartley

Number of Pages

100

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if a new salary structure initiative for university staff employees would reduce variance in pay. The initiative was purposed to identify and describe the appropriate components of a pay plan that could be established by an HR unit in higher education. The treatment was tested with a quasi-experimental design using a before/after approach with classified personnel at a Midwestern university. The treatment was the implementation of the new pay plan. The final tool created was named the Pay Structure

Initiative (PSI). The analysis showed that variance in pay was reduced after the introduction of the PSI.

Keywords

Compensation; Pay Structure Intiative; Public sector; UniversityAdministration

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Higher Education Administration

Language

English


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