Salary Equity Adjustment Policy A. Department bylaws will include policy for the consideration of individual salary equity issues within the department and for forwarding requests for salary equity adjustments to their Dean. Consideration of individual equity requests will depend upon the availability of funding. Equity requests will be based upon instances of inversion (substantially dissimilar salaries for individuals with substantially similar qualifications and records), compression (reduction in the spread of salaries within and between ranks over time, often the result of hiring salaries increasing faster than pay plan increases) and retention (individuals who are offered higher salaries for comparable positions at other institutions). B. Requests for equity adjustments may be initiated by individuals or as a result of departmental review. If a department does not support an individual request the individual may appeal directly to their Dean. C. Departments will be provided with salary data for their units which allows them to make comparisons and judgements about equity adjustments. D. The Provost will prepare an annual report summarizing equity salary adjustments and distribute the report to the College Deans and the Faculty Senate Chair.