Survey Results: Pay Ratios


1. At our company, the board: (Total responses: n=56)
(select only one)
n=29 (51.79%) Does not consider internal pay equity when setting the CEO's compensation
n=1 (1.79%) Does consider internal pay equity as a factor by comparing the CEO's pay to all employees
n=25 (44.64%) Does consider internal pay equity as a factor by comparing the CEO's pay to other senior executives
n=1 (1.79%) Does consider internal pay equity as a factor by comparing the CEO's pay to a formula different than the two noted above

2. Ahead of the SEC's mandated pay disparity disclosure rulemaking under Dodd-Frank, our company: (Total responses: n=56)
(select only one)
n=33 (58.93%) Has not yet considered how we would comply with the rules
n=20 (35.71%) Has begun considering the impact by assessing whether we could comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank but we have not yet tested statistical sampling
n=3 (5.36%) Has begun considering the impact by assessing whether we could comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank including assessing whether we could use statistical sampling

3. As one of the companies that have assessed the impact of the SEC's mandated pay disparity disclosure rulemaking, our company: (Total responses: n=37)
(select only one)
n=5 (13.51%) Believes we could comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank without too great a burden
n=5 (13.51%) Believes we could comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank but it would be too burdensome unless statistical sampling is allowed
n=17 (45.95%) Believes we could comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank but it would be burdensome even if statistical sampling is allowed
n=10 (27.03%) Believes we wouldn't be able to ever comply with the precise prescriptions in Dodd-Frank

4. In your own opinion, do you think that statistical sampling would have too high a potential for manipulation or material error: (Total responses: n=55)
(select only one)
n=21 (38.18%) Yes
n=16 (29.09%) No
n=18 (32.73%) I don't have an opinion