Salary Management Module (SMM)

The Salary Management Module (SMM) provides guidance to managers about budget, payroll expenditures, authorized positions, incumbency of positions, likely near-term budget scenarios, and forecasted actions affecting salary and payroll (e.g., performance awards, promotions due, cost of living increases, retirements, etc.).

SMM depicts the manager’s business unit in organizational chart form and helps to assess the unit against commonly accepted or desired organizational metrics (e.g., supervisor-to-employee ratios, journey vs. trainee ratios, average grades, average tenure, etc.).

SMM helps define actions each manager should consider based on forecasted trends, and helps managers to reduce cycle time between workforce events and corrective, supplemental, or replenishment actions.

SMM provides expert content concerning compensation flexibilities, various compensation systems including Title V, Title 38, Title 42, broad banding, Senior Executive Service, Special Salary Rates, and best practices in compensation including pay banding and performance- and market-based pay. This includes situation-specific advice and guidance designed to assist managers in day-today decision-making about performance, recruitment, retention and other bonuses.

SMM Highlights

• Line managers and staff professionals can analyze various scenarios and forecast the total payroll costs of various organization configurations, based on their structure and position design.
• Through the application of workforce behavior profiles, the module projects key events and models the resulting impacts on people, the organization’s costs, and the manager’s proposed interventions. This includes projecting retirements, attrition, cycle time to fill positions, typical length of service, and similar factors. These profiles identify key events that will require managerial intervention (e.g., begin recruiting, discuss promotions, convert temporary employees to permanent) and provides the manager with digital advisory services along with notification of the event. Cost projections are provided across multiple years.
• Guidance to managers about budget, payroll expenditures, authorized positions, incumbency of positions, likely near-term budget scenarios, and forecasted actions affecting salary and payroll (e.g., promotions, within-grade-increases due, cost of living allowance increases, retirements, and other projections about the manager’s current workforce).
• Manager’s business unit is shown in organizational chart form and can be assessed against commonly accepted or desired organizational metrics, helping the manager engage more proactively to reduce cycle time between workforce events and corrective, supplemental, or replenishment actions.

SMM Module Content

SMM provides expert content concerning compensation flexibilities, various compensation systems including Title V, Title 38, Title 42, broad banding, Senior Executive Service, Special Salary Rates, and best practices in compensation including pay banding and performance- and market-based pay.

SMM Feature Functionality

• SMM tracks various metrics to determine the need for special salary rate provisions, balance for purposes of internal equity, reports about the use and effectiveness of compensation flexibilities, and other similar management reporting.
• Desktop access to integrated, organizational and employee compensation data, taken from payroll, personnel and budget systems.
• Projections of labor expenses in current and future fiscal years.
• Projections reflecting the impact on the workforce and the budget as employees are hired, separated, promoted or have their pay adjusted, providing users with the ability to compare cost differences between organizations (both real and modeled) that differ in number of employees, position design or both.
• Graphic and tabular display of employee compensation pay period by pay period throughout the fiscal year.

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