Capacity to Change: Data, Information Technology, and Payroll Needs in Alternative Compensation Systems

Lauren Bivona

Successful implementation of alternative compensation is contingent upon having accurate data. After accuracy has been determined, collecting, storing, and using data accurately to inform and distribute compensation is critical. Recognizing these critical activities, this report draws upon literature regarding the challenges associated with developing data systems and guides local education agencies (LEAs) through key questions associated with data capacity, information technology, and payroll practices.