SRJC Course Outlines

10/19/2021 7:50:44 AMHR 64 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HR 64Title:  HR COMPENSATION ADMIN  
Full Title:  Human Resource Compensation Administration
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HR 65.2

Catalog Description:
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Fundamentals of compensation administration at the Local, State and Federal levels, including the impact of salaries, hourly wages, benefits and other rewards on recruitment and retention of employees. Emphasis is on determining the market rate for pay, utilizing salary surveys, differentiating between types of salary programs, wage and hour calculations, benefits packages, and determining exempt or non-exempt status according to California and Federal regulations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Fundamentals of compensation administration at the Local, State and Federal levels, including the impact of salaries, hourly wages, benefits and other rewards on recruitment and retention of employees. Emphasis is on determining the market rate for pay, utilizing salary surveys, differentiating between types of salary programs, wage and hour calculations, benefits packages, and determining exempt or non-exempt status according to California and Federal regulations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1996Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Develop comprehensive and legally compliant compensation strategies and administration program suitable for today's diverse employment base in the context of the employer's size, industry, and budget.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of exempt and non-exempt status specifications as defined by California and Federal regulations.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Identify and describe the Local, California and Federal wage and hour laws applicable to compensation administration in California.
2. Evaluate and differentiate among the various compensation surveys and use these surveys to compare market rates with company rates.
3 .Describe three different types of compensation administration programs and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
4. Formulate and implement a compensation administration program with proper internal controls for exempt and non-exempt positions.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Current Payroll Practices and Techniques
II.  Legal Requirements of the California Wage & Hour Laws
III. Federal Fair Labor Standards Act
IV. Timecards and other Forms Used in Gathering Payroll Information
V.  Compensation Administration Issues
    A.  Hourly pay ranges
    B.  Salary and bonus schemes
    C.  Commission plans
    D.  Lump sum payments
    E.  Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)
    F.  Developing a legally compliant salary administration plan
VI.   Merit Systems
VII.  Types of Compensation Administration Programs
VIII. Compensation Surveys
    A. Types of surveys
    B. Conducting and interpreting surveys

Assignments:
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1. Quizzes on compensation administration (2 - 4)
2. Write a 500 word paper on compenation administrative program or topic to be assigned in class.
3. Analyze a job for exempt classification.
4. Analyze a job for correlation with the applicable Industrial Wage Order(s).
5. Conduct a job analysis on an assigned position and determine its status as exempt or non-exempt.
6. Time Record and other in class exercises on wage and hour laws

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 20%
Write a 500 word paper on compensation administrative program or topic to be assigned in class.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 25%
Analyze a job for correlation with the applicable Industrial Wage Order(s)
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 30%
Conduct a job analysis on an assigned position and determine its status as exempt or non-exempt.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes on compensation administration
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Time Record and other in-class exercises on wage and hour laws


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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