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Definition of compensation committee

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compensation committee

a company committee comprised mainly of members of the board of directors; is responsible
for establishing compensation packages for top management
and setting general compensation policies and guidelines



Related Terms:

Audit Committee

A subcommittee of a company's board of directors assigned the responsibility
of ensuring that corporate financial reporting is fair and honest and that an audit is conducted
in a probing and diligent manner.


Blue Ribbon Committee on Improving the Effectiveness of Corporate Audit Committees

A committee formed in response to SEC chairman Arthur Levitt's initiative to improve the financial
reporting environment in the United States. In a report dated February 1999, the committee
made recommendations for new rules for regulation of financial reporting in the United States that
either duplicated or carried forward the recommendations of the Treadway Commission.


Committee, AIMR Performance Presentation Standards Implementation Committee

The Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR)'s Performance Presentation Standards Implementation
committee is charged with the responsibility to interpret, revise and update the AIMR Performance
Presentation Standards (AIMR-PPS(TM)) for portfolio performance presentations.


Compensation

All forms of pay given to an employee in exchange for services rendered.


compensation strategy

a foundation for the compensation plan that addresses the role compensation should play in the organization



deferred compensation

pay related to current performance
that will be received at a later time, typically after retirement


Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)

Fed committee that makes decisions about open-market operations.


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periodic compensation

a pay plan based on the time spent on the task rather than the work accomplished


Workers' Compensation Benefits

Employer-paid insurance that provides their employees with wage compensation if they are injured on the job.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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