Charles H. Fay is Professor and Chair of the Human Resource Management Department in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers University, where he has taught since 1984. He specializes in the areas of rewards systems, performance management, and human resource information systems, and co-developed SMLR’s overseas teaching programs in Singapore and Indonesia. His first faculty position was at the University of Kentucky in 1979.
He is the author or co-author of Compensation Theory and Practice, The Compensation Sourcebook, The Performance Imperative, Rewarding Government Employees, and the Executive Handbook on Compensation. He has authored or co-authored many book chapters, including “Compensation Systems in the Global Context” in International Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology. He was editor of Human Resource Planning, has served as a member of the editorial boards of three refereed academic journals, and has published articles in many scholarly and professional journals.
Dr. Fay worked for five years as a consultant to the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the National Compensation Survey. He was a presidential appointee to the Federal Salary Council and served as chair of the Research Committee of the American Compensation Association. He has testified before a Pay Equity Tribunal in Ontario as an expert witness in the area of job evaluation and pay-setting practices, before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce as an expert on variable pay and the Fair Labor Standards Act, and in other compensation-related cases. Dr. Fay holds a B.A. degree from New York University, an M.B.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.