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Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) Certificate Program

This program is designed for those seeking a new career path in human resource management, or those working in human resources who are interested in advancing into managerial positions through the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification.

The program enables you to develop new skills and obtain current up-to-date information in your existing human resource management position. It will help you enhance your existing human resource expertise in group benefits, retirement plans or compensation management.

The program is offered in cooperation with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an industry leader in employee benefit and compensation education. Only eight courses are required to obtain the CEBS certification.

Spring 2014 Course Schedule


CMS 2 Compensation Concepts and Principles

This course provides a framework for understanding various types of compensation approaches. The course begins by presenting a pay model outlining strategic compensation objectives, policies that form the foundation of a compensation system, and alternate techniques that can be used in paying employees. The course distinguishes between job-based and person-based pay structures and the ongoing management functions that maintain internal alignment, enhance organizational competitiveness, and create employee incentives within these various types of pay systems. Methods for decision-making regarding pay level, pay mix and pay structures are explored. Various pay-for-performance plans are explained along with research evidence concerning their effectiveness in motivating employees and achieving business objectives. The course also examines the role of government and legal compliance issues in determining compensation practices.

Course No. N143550
Course Fee $335
CEUs 3
Dates/Location

Saturdays, April 19 - June 7
Golden Eagle - 214
*No class meetings on May 5 and May 24, 2014.

Time 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Length 30 hours
Instructor Steven Lebit, C.E.B.S., graduated from The City College of New York and received the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist Certification in 1993. He is currently a supervisor in the Human Resources Department and has over 10 years experience teaching in Certified Employee Benefit Specialists courses. In addition, he is a member of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists.

Advisement and Information

Contact
Alice M. Gutierrez
Office:
(323) 343-4916
Fax:
(323) 343-4954
E-mail: agutier@cslanet. calstatela.edu

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