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HIGHER EDUCATION: Board to hear employee pay report
Analysis cites low salaries, standard of living, as reasons for problems

Herald Staff Writer

Source: Grand Forks Herald, March 21, 2002

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education will hear a bleak analysis today citing a low standard of living in the state and noncompetitive salaries as factors that will make recruiting and retaining university employees increasingly difficult.

The findings are part of a special North Dakota University System study on employee compensation. The study looks at the system's turnover statistics and salary figures for faculty and staff members, as well as cost-of-living factors in the state.

Here are some of the study's critical findings: