ERIC Number: ED239550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
University of Alaska 1983 Salary Equity Study: The Analytical Process.
Gaylord, Thomas A.
Results of a study of the equity of salaries of University of Alaska full-time, nonbargaining-unit employees are presented. The following questions were investigated: (1) whether salary differences exist between sexes and races, and (2) which individuals should be considered for salary equity committee review. After introducing salary equity studies in higher education and benchmark lawsuits, analytical approaches used in salary equity studies are explained. The first phase of the study is categorized into four steps: setting the data parameters, data verification testing, data validity testing, and data testing from preliminary regressions. The employees were aggregated into the seven equal employment opportunity (EEO) job categories, with some modifications. Specific attention is directed to the research methodology, including testing of scenarios, the flagging criterion, and the use of salary ranges for grouping employees by job requirement and skill. Statistical summaries of the results are presented for each of the seven EEO job categories. It was found that significant differences existed between sexes and races for all EEO categories, except for technical staff. Suggestions for future research are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education. Statewide Office of Budget Development.
Identifiers: University of Alaska