Philosophy


Under the direction of the President of the Church and the Board of Trustees, BYU-Idaho adopts a conservative, yet fair, philosophy regarding the salaries of its employees. BYU-Idaho endeavors to use sacred funds conservatively in efforts to reflect market data within relevant labor markets, while acknowledging institutional constraints.

Guiding Principles
  1. Foster an environment where employees can:

    • Use their talents
    • Expand their potential
    • Provide dedicated support to hastening the work of building the kingdom
    • "Be resourceful, upbeat, and loyal so that they can give their best in what they are contributing" *
    • Work, learn, teach, and be taught by the Spirit

  2. Maintain a holistic view of the benefits (tangible/non-tangible) of working at BYU-Idaho

  3. Use sacred funds conservatively in efforts to work towards the mission of BYU-Idaho:

    • Build testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and encourage living its principles
    • Provide a quality education for students of diverse interests and abilities
    • Prepare students for lifelong learning, employment, and their roles as citizens and parents
    • Maintain a wholesome academic, cultural, social, and spiritual environment

  4. "Be the source of income, but even more importantly, be a source of satisfaction for the employee and their families" *
* President Gordon B. Hinckley (Working in the Lord's Kingdom DVD)