FAQs on the EC and MSEC Survey Merger for Utah Transition and Grandfathered Members

Employers Council recently merged with MSEC to bring more value to your membership. EC’s compensation and benefits surveys have been a crucial part of EC and one of our most valued benefits. Employers need an accurate and timely picture of wage and salary levels, employee benefits, and other personnel administration practices. MSEC is a clearinghouse of business, economic, and human resources information. Our surveys specialists provide members with data and statistics used in the development of personnel policies, benefit design, and compensation planning.

We will transition surveys throughout 2016. We will continue to provide and sell the five EC Utah surveys that are currently available until the new comparable survey is published in 2016. When either the MSEC or National EAA 2016 survey publishes, the EC survey will stop being sold and be replaced by the new MSEC publication. Utah members will be invited and encouraged to participate in each of the new MSEC surveys. In 2017 and beyond, Utah members will be invited to participate in industry-specific surveys in order to provide you reliable accurate wage and salary data. Below please find some valuable information about surveys:

What EC Surveys are currently available and when will the replacement survey be published?

  • EC Surveys are still available for purchase. If you are a Utah Transition Member, surveys are now available to you for free. Just send us an email or give us a call. Below is the list of surveys currently available along with prices and when the survey will be replaced:
  • 2015 Utah Annual Compensation Survey
    • Member/Survey Participant Price = $275 + tax
    • Member/Non-participant = $395 + tax
    • As of June 2016, this survey will be replaced by MSEC’s 2016 Utah Benchmark Compensation Survey. The EC survey contains 190 jobs where as the Benchmark Compensation Survey contains 409 jobs, plus 83 information technology jobs for a grand total of 492 jobs!
  • 2015 EAA National Executive Compensation
    • Member/Survey Participant Price = $265 + tax
    • Member/Non-participant = $395 + tax
    • As of June 2016, this survey will no longer be offered when it’s replaced by MSEC’s 2016 Utah Benchmark Compensation Survey.
  • 2015 EAA National IT & Engineering Compensation
    • Member/Survey Participant Price = $275 + tax
    • Member/Non-participant = $395 + tax
    • As of June 2016, MSEC’s Information Technology Compensation Survey will be published providing data for Utah.
    • The 2016 EAA National IT & Engineering Survey will be October 2016.
  • 2015-2016 Utah Salary Budget Survey
    • Member/Survey Participant Price = $175 + tax
    • Member/Non-participant = $225 + tax
    • As of September 2016, this survey will be replaced by MSEC’s 2016 Planning Packet Survey.
  • 2015-2016 EAA National & Utah Policies & Benefits
    • Member/Survey Participant Price = $275 + tax
    • Member/Non-participant = $395 + tax
    • As of January 2017, this survey will no longer be offered, and will be replaced by MSEC’s 2016 Health and Welfare and Paid Time-Off Policies Surveys published in January 2017.

 What is the core Compensation and Benefits Survey Schedule for 2016?

MSEC Core Compensation and Benefit Surveys Questionnaire Receipt Date Questionnaire Due Date Targeted Publication Date
Personnel Pulse January 7, 2016 February 17, 2016 April 2016
Benchmark Compensation Survey*  

January 11, 2016

 

February 22, 2016

 

June 2016

Health and Welfare Plans  

March 28, 2016

 

June 3, 2016

 

August 2016

Planning Packet Survey  

July 14, 2016

 

August 12, 2016

 

September 2016

 

Paid Time Off Policies

 

September 6, 2016

 

November 4, 2016

 

January 2017

* From the Benchmark Compensation Survey, MSEC will publish the Information Technology Survey AND National EAA will publish the National EAA IT & Engineering Survey (October 2016) & National EAA Wage & Salary Survey (December 2016).

How does my company participate in the survey?

  • Survey questionnaires can be completed and submitted online, and survey data are easily-accessible 24/7 on our website.

Why my company should participate in the survey

  • Participation is FREE. Your participation will help us ensure this survey remains the most dependable, timely, and comprehensive compensation tool available to Utah employers. Maximum participation is critical so that we can provide accurate information on area pay practices to help your company stay competitive.
  • Utah Grandfathered members who participate in the Benchmark Compensation Survey will save at least $130 when ordering the survey results just by participating.
  • New this year a FREE CUSTOM SURVEY ANALYSIS (CSA) with your participation in the Benchmark Survey! By taking the time to participate in MSEC surveys, you will have the opportunity to receive a FREE Custom Survey Analysis, valued at $215! A CSA allows an organization to compare its compensation and/or benefits against aggregated data, within a specific survey demographic. The CSA is available to Utah Transition members who submit their questionnaire on or before the February 22, 2016 deadline and to Utah Grandfathered members who participate in the survey by the deadline and purchase the survey results.

What MSEC Surveys are Utah Transition members eligible to receive within their MSEC membership dues?

  • Utah Transition members receive access to ALL MSEC surveys as part of their membership dues. MSEC produces over 30 annual surveys each year that cover geographic and industry specific compensation surveys, and benefit and policies surveys.

What MSEC Surveys are Utah Grandfathered members eligible to receive within their MSEC membership dues?

  • Utah Grandfathered members are eligible to purchase seven MSEC surveys and two National EAA surveys. The surveys cover similar jobs to those previously surveyed through the EC surveys. The purchase price of each available survey is reduced for participants of the survey. Additionally, multiple surveys may be purchased together to provide an even greater discount.

Will the Benchmark jobs and the IT jobs be published in the same final report?

  • No, MSEC will publish the Benchmark jobs for all Utah participants in a separate Utah Benchmark Compensation Survey. The IT jobs will be published in a separate Information Technology Compensation Survey that includes Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming employers. However, there will be a UT breakout for each job if there are at least five responses.

How do I get access to the EAA National Wage & Salary Survey?

  • MSEC will submit data from participants in the Benchmark Compensation Survey to the EAA for inclusion in the EAA National Wage & Salary that publishes in December.
  • Utah Grandfathered members who participate in the Benchmark Compensation Survey will be eligible to purchase the EAA National Wage & Salary Survey along with the Utah Benchmark Compensation Survey for a discounted bundled price. Utah Transition members have access to this survey as part of their dues.

How do I get access to the EAA National IT & Engineering Survey?

  • MSEC will submit data from participants who matched engineering and IT jobs in the Benchmark Compensation Survey to the EAA for inclusion in the EAA National IT & Engineering Survey that publishes in October.
  • Utah Grandfathered members who submit data for engineering and/or IT jobs in the Benchmark Compensation Survey will be eligible to purchase the EAA National IT & Engineering Survey along with the MSEC Information Technology Compensation Survey for a discounted bundled price. Utah Transition members have access to this survey as part of their dues.

What is the format for the survey results? 

  • Surveys results are available in PDF or paper (add $20 for printing/mailing). If you are a Utah Grandfathered member, you will be billed at the participant or non-participant rate for member or non-member, as applicable, when the surveys are published.

Please contact the MSEC Surveys Department if you have any questions on completing this questionnaire at 800.884.1328 or surveys@msec.org.