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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Contents

Chapter 1 Organization Who Are We?
1
Chapter 2 Governance Whos in Charge?
7
Chapter 3 Revenue Where Do We Get Our Money?
15
Chapter 4 Workforce Who Are These People?
27
Chapter 5 Current Compensation How Are We Paying Them Now?
35
Chapter 6 Exempt Workforce Your Colleagues and Your Boss
43
Chapter 7 Nonexempt Workforce The Workers
53
Chapter 8 Jobs Job Analysis Finally
63
Chapter 10 Performance Management Pay for Performance or Pay for Promotions?
99
Chapter 11 Maintenance Is It That Time Already?
113
Chapter 12 Conclusion The Bottom Line
123
Appendix A Survey Compensation in NonprofitPublic Organizations
129
Appendix B Complete Spreadsheet Workbook
145
Appendix C HRIS Data Elements
165
Bibliography
189
Index
191

Chapter 9 New Compensation Structure Getting Down to Business
79

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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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