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Wage Comparability: A Guide for Conducting a Wage and Fringe Benefits Comparability Survey

This toolkit by the Administration for Children and Families provides Head Start and Early Head Start program leaders with a guide to conduct a comparability survey that analyzes employee compensation across similar organizations with parallel services. With wage parity being a challenge in the early care and education workforce, understanding how to conduct a wage and fringe benefits survey and implement any resulting recommendations ensures that your staff receive fair, comparable wages based upon industry standards for their position. Readers will walk away understanding federal regulations related to employee compensation, the process for conducting a comparability survey, and how to implement the process to impact program quality.

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