Essay on Compensation and Benefits

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Course Project

The Compensation and Benefits of the Dooly County School System

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Renee Bowens
HRM430
Professor Eureka Hampton
August 16, 2009

DeVry University
Abstract
This report will show what compensation and benefits are offered to the employees of Dooly County. It will also show how a sick leave bank would benefit the employees that have exhausted their sick and personal leave days in order to care for themselves or their families. I hope this paper will show readers that although Dooly County is a small rural county, they can compete with other school systems with their compensation and benefits.

The Dooly County School System is a small organization that employs from 200 to 300 employees. These employees
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By having a sick leave bank, the employees would be able to acquire a day or days from the donated leave pool to take care of themselves or their families. Donation to the donated leave pool is a voluntary action for the employee. Before a donated leave pool is established, there are several factors that need to be considered. “One factor will be the board’s philosophy on providing additional leaves of absences for an employee’s illness. If the board is considering a sick leave bank, it will want to maintain a healthy skepticism. It should weigh the pros and cons, ensuring that administration of the plan is not overly burdensome or cumbersome, that appropriate controls and criteria are put into place and taking into account the requirements of the law” (www.njsba.org). “Because of the financial implications, the maximum an employee can donate to the donated leave pool in any given calendar year is 120 hours” (www.spsu.edu). School systems in Georgia have not adopted this policy yet. Colleges seem to have this policy already established within their systems. Having this policy in place will allow the employees who have exhausted all of their sick and personal leave to acquire a day from the donated pool to either take care of themselves or their families. The Williamsburg-James City County public school has established this policy

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