ERIC Number: ED365232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Wage Rate Comparability Review Washington State Work Study Program.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Washington State's Higher Education Coordinating Board undertook a review of the State Work Study (SWS) program requirements related to the classification and compensation of SWS positions at public colleges and universities. A task force studying wage rate comparability was convened to review statutory directives related to this issue and to recommend modifications or continuation of existing program requirements, as appropriate. This report presents legislative background information and reports the conclusions and recommendations of the task force. The task force concludes that SWS positions which are comparable to positions classified by the Higher Education Personnel Board (HEPB) must be paid the HEPB-established wage rate. Further, the task force recommends that the focus of determination of comparability be redirected from a comparison of specific job duties and, instead, be based on a comparison of the level of work as described within the Basic Functions and Distinguishing Characteristics sections of the HEPB specification. Appendices, comprising most of the report, provide a description of the legislative basis of the College Work Study Program, the history of the comparability issue, and a 1992 review of wage-rate comparability. (GLR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.