Designing a Not-for-Profit Compensation System

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 2005 - Business & Economics - 252 pages
"JoAnn Senger has gone out of the box to address fundamental compensation issues too-often ignored in the public and not-for-profit sectors. She peels away the 'second-class citizen' label and provides effective compensation structures that reward top performers."
--Jonathan Fraser Light Senior Partner, Nordman, Cormany, Hair & Compton

A step-by-step plan to design and manage a compensation system for not-for-profit organizations

Written by recognized not-for-profit human resource specialist JoAnn Senger, Designing a Not-For-Profit Compensation System provides a step-by-step method to help human resource professionals design and manage a successful compensation system for any public or not-for-profit organization.

When it comes to compensation systems, the not-for-profit sector is rife with complexities, including legislative approval requirements and the board of directors' direct involvement in compensation matters. Addressing these and other unique obstacles, Designing a Not-For-Profit Compensation System:
* Defines various types of not-for-profit and public organizations
* Identifies current types of compensation structures
* Identifies organizational characteristics influencing the usefulness of each structure, including the organization's budgeting and accounting processes and timetables
* Covers maintenance for all compensation structures and the interaction among organizational units
* Details the usefulness of each compensation structure, including midpoint calculations, rate adjustments, variable pay, and market surveys

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Chapter 1 Organization Who Are We?
Chapter 2 Governance Whos in Charge?
Chapter 3 Revenue Where Do We Get Our Money?
Chapter 4 Workforce Who Are These People?
Chapter 5 Current Compensation How Are We Paying Them Now?
Chapter 6 Exempt Workforce Your Colleagues and Your Boss
Chapter 7 Nonexempt Workforce The Workers
Chapter 8 Jobs Job Analysis Finally
Chapter 10 Performance Management Pay for Performance or Pay for Promotions?
Chapter 11 Maintenance Is It That Time Already?
Chapter 12 Conclusion The Bottom Line
Appendix A Survey Compensation in NonprofitPublic Organizations
Appendix B Complete Spreadsheet Workbook
Appendix C HRIS Data Elements

Chapter 9 New Compensation Structure Getting Down to Business

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About the author (2005)

JOANN SENGER is founder and President of Senger Services, a consulting firm offering such services as counseling, recruitment, policy development, compensation studies, workflow and staffing analysis, training, and targeted interviewing to a large variety of not-for-profit organizations. Clients have included: Ventura County; U.S. Navy through VRMack Management Consultants; Screen Actors Guild; Investigations Etc.; California Institute of Integral Studies; California Institute of Podiatry; Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; the Fielding Institute; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Senger currently teaches economics for the University of Phoenix; information and cost analysis in HR management for the University of California, Santa Barbara extension program; and preparation classes for the SPHR/PHR certification examinations for California State University at Northridge and Professionals in Human Resource Association (PIHRA). She has also taught benefits and compensation for the California Lutheran University extension program.

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