Articles

August 1, 2015

Ensuring Rational Faculty Salary and Benefit Systems: Time for a Dialogue

Where to Start? Every school needs to develop a philosophy of faculty compensation that should be tied to the school’s mission. Very few schools have thought […]
August 1, 2015

The Danger Of Inequities In Faculty Workloads

At some point, most teachers will raise the question of equity of workload both across divisions from lower to upper school and even within the same […]
August 1, 2015

Selling Your Benefits: What Teachers Need To Know

Most schools offer an array of benefits, some simple, some elaborate, some costly, some cost-conscious, but what all schools seem to have in common is faculties […]
August 1, 2015

Salary System Modeling: Thinking Through Your Decisions

Most independent and international schools have a salary system that resulted from administrators and faculty tinkering with the original model over time. The original model was […]
August 1, 2015

What Is “Deferred Compensation?” And Why Do So Many Heads Have It Or Want It?

Deferred Compensation is a method that allows heads to save more for retirement or other needs than they can save through 403 (b) or 401 (k) […]
August 1, 2015

The Safe Harbors Act: The Necessity Of Demonstrating Annual Compliance

Littleford & Associates provides, for US based schools, crucial information to avoid problems emanating from misinterpreting, or inadvertently overlooking “Safe Harbors” limits. What Constitutes Compliance? The […]
August 1, 2015

Income Opportunities In Tight Economic Times

With the value of their investment portfolios declining or uncertain, independent school parents may be decreasing their discretionary spending and charitable donations. However, from the research […]
August 1, 2015

The Intermediate Sanctions Act: The "Next Level" of Compliance

The “Taxpayers’ Rights Act”, of which the “Safe Harbors Act” or the “Intermediate Sanctions Act” is a part, provides that every 501 C3 institution in the […]
August 1, 2015

The Truth About Statistics: Why Head Compensation Information Fails to Deliver

It is important that a school benchmark officially the head’s compensation annually and be able to defend that placement if necessary for the school, the community, […]
August 1, 2015

In Defense Of Head Compensation

All aspects of the Head of School’s package are coming under more scrutiny, as is compensation of all leaders of for profits and not for profits. […]