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Wage and Salary Administration Policy

Citation Reference  
Official Title Wage and Salary Administration Policy
Abbreviated Title Salary Administration
Volume Human Resources
Responsible Office Human Resources
Originally issued
Revised December 2007

Policy Statement

The University System of Georgia recognizes the importance of employees to the mission of the System and its member’s institutions. Therefore, the USG authorizes institutions to develop and administer wage and salary administration programs to ensure fair and equitable pay among their employees. Such a program shall provide guidance on an employee’s salary at the time of hire, performance based increases, and other salary adjustments when necessary and warranted. Such a program will also recognize that all salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and funding limitations.

Reason for Policy

To provide institutions with the authority to develop and administer a wage and salary administration program and to ensure fair and equitable pay.

Entities Affected By This Policy

All units of the University System of Georgia are covered by this policy.

Who Should Read This Policy

All employees within the University System of Georgia should be aware of this policy.

Contacts

Contact Phone Email/URL
Office of Human Resources 404-962-3235 usg-hr@usg.edu
Institution Chief Human Resources Officers See University System HR Officer Listing at http://www.usg.edu/hr/officers/

Website Address for This Policy

None

Related Documents/Resources

None

Definitions

These definitions apply to these terms as they are used in this policy:

  • Board of Regents: The governing body of the University System of Georgia

Overview

The University System of Georgia authorizes institutions to develop and administer wage and salary administration programs to ensure fair and equitable pay among their employees. Such a program shall provide guidance on an employee’s salary at the time of hire, performance based increases, and other salary adjustments when necessary and warranted. Such a program will also recognize that all salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and funding limitations. Each institution’s compensation policies and procedures should be designed to assist in creating an environment which will:

  • Attract, develop, retain, and reward high quality employees at all levels of responsibility
  • Provide the foundation for internal equity through consistent application of job evaluation, position evaluation and pay programs,
  • Ensure pay is competitive with the prevailing rates for similar employment in the labor markets,
  • Comply with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

Process/Procedures

Each institution should establish procedures to implement this policy.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities each party has in connection with the Policy on Wage and Salary Administration are:

Party Responsibility
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, USG Maintain policy, ensure compliance with policy, and provide guidance to institution human resources officers on best practices, monitor for consistency.
Institution Chief Human Resources Officers Develop institutional program to ensure fair and equitable pay among employees while also supporting recruitment and retention of a talented workforce.

Forms

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Appendices

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