2009 Total Compensation Statements Available
Total Compensation statements for calendar year 2009 are now available in FlashLine for all full-time employees. The statements include a summary of an employee's earned income (salary, vacation and sick leave), university contributions for health benefits, the tuition waiver, workers' compensation, Medicare and employee retirement plans (Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, State Teachers Retirement System or Alternative Retirement Plan).
Loretta Shields, manager, University Benefits, says employees often forget that their compensation package reflects more than just their cash compensation. "When you talk about total compensation,” Sheilds says, “that figure includes the value-added benefits, programs and services that employees receive, which are a significant part of their compensation."
Willis Walker, vice president for human resources, says when faculty and staff review their individual total compensation statements and combine that with overall employment trends at Kent State, “it gives credence to our designation as one of the 99 top workplaces in Northeast Ohio.”
At the national level, the average salary increase was 2.5 percent for companies in the United States that gave a merit increase in 2009.* According to Walker, Kent State was above the average, with classified employees receiving a 3 percent raise and unclassified staff given a 3 percent merit pool during that time period. Other positive trends about working at Kent State include:
Employees can view a summary of their total compensation by logging in to FlashLine, selecting the My HR tab and choosing from one of two access points. The access points are:
For assistance with technical problems accessing statements, contact the Helpdesk at 330-672-HELP. For questions regarding information contained in the Total Compensation Statement, contact the Benefits Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-672-3107.