Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Public Policy and Leadership
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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.
Compensation; Pay Structure Intiative; Public sector; UniversityAdministration
Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Higher Education Administration
Smith, Derek Spencer, "Measuring Implementation Success of Pay Structures and the Role of Human Resources in Higher Education" (2018). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3386.