New Report Highlights Aging Higher Education Staff Workforce

September 10, 2019

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Title: The Challenges of an Aging Higher Ed Workforce

Source: CUPA-HR: College and University Professional Association for Human Resources

Authors: Adam Pritchard, Jingyun Li, Jasper McChesney, and Jacqueline Bichsel

A recent brief by CUPA-HR highlights higher education’s aging staff workforce. According to the findings, nearly one-third of the higher education staff workforce—those who work in facilities, service and maintenance, office and clerical, and skilled craft occupations—are 55 and older. This is much higher than the total share of the entire U.S. workforce over the age of 55 (22 percent).

The brief discusses the implications of the aging staff workforce and includes a description of job areas with the largest aging workforce, pay equity for women and men, as well as staff positions that more commonly experience salary compression.

To read the brief, click here.

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