University Work: The Professional Office Personnel and What it Really Was
Ian Neil Jespersen, Grace E. Karnatz, Georgia Anne Kircher, Isaac L. Troutman
Under Goal 8 of the 17 UN Goals, which states a need for decent work and economic growth, and more specifically under section 8.5 of this goal, which states a need for full employment and equal pay for equal value, an organization at the University of Dayton known as Professional Office Personnel (POP) pursued equal pay between men and women based on equal pay for equal value of work. This project discusses the HRS200 Project and advocacy work that has been done close to home through workers associations. We are looking at how administrative assistants, technical staff and other staff advocated for their needs through POP. With a purpose of promoting, encouraging and maintaining the interest of university employees, POP helped advance the quality of work for a large population of the university’s employees. Our research focuses on POP and its operation on campus at the University of Dayton and how it helped improve the quality of life for employees on campus. The presentation will highlight research we have completed for HRS200 in the University Archive files, and will be presented in the form of poster format. The research we are conducting is important because POP helped ensure employment and equal pay for university employees, as per UN Goal 8.5, as well as helped promote training of campus employees for future development.
Caroline Anne Waldron
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences
"University Work: The Professional Office Personnel and What it Really Was" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2205.