ERIC Number: ED276876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Pay Equity. Status of State Activities. Briefing Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Information on pay equity studies and related activities in the states was collected through mail questionnaires. Focuses were the types of job evaluation systems used for classified state employees, pay equity policies in the states, pay equity studies, and pay equity litigation. Responses to the questionnaire showed that 46 of the 48 states responding to the survey used job evaluation to set pay for classified positions. Of the 46, 34 used one method of job evaluation for all jobs, most commonly a point-factor system. Ten of the states had written pay equity or comparable worth policy. Twenty-seven had gathered data on their pay and classification systems and determined whether there were sex-based wage differences and/or occupational segregation. Twenty states had conducted pay equity studies that compared pay of male and female job classes with comparable job evaluation scores; five had conducted pay equity studies that compared pay of male and female employees with comparable individual characteristics. (The two-page letter of submittal summarizes the findings, followed by appendices which include a more detailed summary of questionnaire results and the questionnaire with summary of responses.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Comparable Worth, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Government Employees, Personnel Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Reports, Sex Fairness, State Government, State Surveys
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (First five copies free; additional copies $2.00 each; 25% discount on 100 or more).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Note: The questionnaire contains small print.