• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Bonuses at high school sports governing body violate policy

by on
in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources,Leaders & Managers,Management Training

The tax-exempt North Carolina High School Athletic Association apparently violated University of North Carolina policy when it paid bonuses to its managers. The association administers high school sports throughout the state.

It was founded by UNC in 1912, but has operated largely independently since the 1940s. The university system provides loose oversight, and it generally adheres to UNC policies concerning pay and benefits.

But the state auditor has found that the association’s practice of paying seniority and incentive bonuses violates university policy and must stop.

From 1999 to 2008, the association paid out $239,133 in bonuses to managers and $7,820 to nonmanagement staff. The employees won’t have to return the money.

Note: In light of perceived Wall Street excesses, bonuses are a touchy subject. If you plan to issue bonuses, make sure your policies (and any outside funding sources, such as government agencies) permit you to do so.

Bonus plans must not discriminate among employees based on age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender or disability. Before dispensing any bonuses, analyze the proposed distribution for disparate impact on any protected class of employee.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/10856/bonuses-at-high-school-sports-governing-body-violate-policy "

Leave a Comment