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123 Any Road
This is an example of a pay equity plan originally posted by the Fairpay Company to show the results of job-to-job comparisons. The plan was then amended to show the results of a proportional value comparison.
Date of posting and pay equity adjustments
Fairpay Company has;posted;the following pay equity plan on January 1st, 1993.
Pay equity adjustments will begin January 1st, 1994.
This plan covers all employees of Fairpay Company who are located at 123 Any Road, Toronto, Ontario.
Table 1: Job Classes - Male and Female
|The following job classes are female job classes||The following job classes are male job classes|
|Administrative Assistant||Market Analyst|
|Customer Service Clerk||Marketing Manager|
Method of comparison
A gender neutral job comparison system was used to measure the value of each job class. Points were assigned to each job class based on the following factors and subfactors:
Table 2: Gender neutral job comparison system
- Knowledge (10%)
- Problem-solving/judgement (12%)
- Interpersonal skills/contacts (8%)
- Mental effort (15%)
- Physical effort (10%)
- Human resources (12%)
- Financial resources (8 %)
- Information resources (10%)
- Material resources (5%)
|Working Conditions (10%)|
Evaluations were carried out by a committee.
Job classes of equal or comparable value were determined by dividing the system into point bands, 75 points wide.
Following are female job classes that found male comparators, their male comparator job classes, and the total pay equity adjustment needed in each case:
Table 3: Female job classes with male comparators and total pay equity adjustment
|Female Job Class||Points||Male Comparator Job Class||Points||Pay Equity Adjustment|
No permissible differences were found between job rates of female and male job classes.
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