Pay Scale Equity

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership credit. These credits recognize exemplary practices and performance above and beyond what is recognized in standard credits and may not be relevant to every institution. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 4 bonus points total.


For details about this credit, including the criteria, reporting timeframe, applicability, scoring, and more, please review the full credit language.

Templates & Tools

Example Responses

  • Hampshire College – Response mentions confirmation from the institution’s HR department, and includes supplemental documentation on pay scales.
  • Harvey Mudd College – Response includes an uploaded email exchange between sustainability officer and HR director.
  • North Seattle College – Response references a public state employee salary database.
  • South Seattle College – Response references a public state employee salary database.

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • There must be documentation supporting the institution’s reported pay scale ratio. Affirmation from the HR office is recommended if published documentation is not available.

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