Equal Pay for Equal Work Act
In 2019, Colorado passed SB19-085 or the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA). EPEWA went into effect January 1, 2021. The intention of the bill is to address pay gaps caused by sex-based discrimination and to promote transparency across Colorado’s workforce.
The University of Northern Colorado is committed to providing an equitable and supportive environment for its employees.
UNC, with the aid of David Drown Associates (DDA), set upon the task of evaluating employee classification and compensation across campus. After DDA’s review, the university does not anticipate wide-spread salary changes; a reduction or elimination of jobs; or changes to an employee’s current working title or job duties.
The act protects employees against pay discrimination based on sex (including gender identity) — alone or in combination with other protected statuses — for substantially similar work in terms of skill, effort and responsibility, regardless of job title.
UNC partnered with David Drown Associates to complete the initial review of all UNC employee categories and compensation. For information on the full process sent to employees, please refer to the Equal Pay Memo.
Review Process Summary
UNC and DDA used three modes of review to examine employee compensation:
For more information on David Drown Associates Company and their policies related to compensation and classification, please visit the DDA Website.