National Policies & Benefits Survey
The 2019/2020 survey was conducted in cooperation with 13 EAs representing 1,621 participating organizations. Both a National version and local versions (for each participating association) were produced.

Release date: April 2019
Survey conducted: Biennially (early fall 2020)

Areas represented:

Portland OR; Western Washington; Greater Chicagoland; Western IL, Eastern IA (Quad Cities); Northern Illinois; Detroit Metropolitan; Western Michigan; Minnesota; St. Louis Metropolitan; Wisconsin; Greater Cincinnati/Columbus; Northeast Ohio Cleveland/Akron; Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island; Rochester NY; Northwest PA; Philadelphia; Florida.

Survey Features:

316 questions divided into nine major sections:

Health and Welfare Benefits; Retirement Benefits; Miscellaneous Benefits; Pay Practices; Working Conditions; Paid Time Off; Part-Time Employees; Recruitment, Training and Development; and Employee/Community Relations.

Survey Includes:

  • Breakouts by employee group (union; non-union; non-exempt, clerical, technical; exempt professional, managerial)
  • Breakouts by company size by employee group
  • Total respondents data by employee group
  • Detailed topical index by subject

Sample Questions:

  • What medical plans are offered?
  • What is the vesting schedule for employer contributions in your 401(k)?
  • How many paid holidays do you give?
  • What conditions must be met to qualify for tuition assistance?
  • What premium do you pay for second or third shift?
  • How are flexible arrangements granted?
  • What benefits do you provide to part-time employees?
  • Do you allow relatives to work in the same department?
  • How often do you provide service awards?

...and many more - 316 questions total!

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