Jared Llorens, dean of the LSU EJ Ourso College of Business, was appointed by President Joe Biden to serve on an advisory board that helps determine salaries for federal employees.
Llorens will be one of three members of the Federal Wages Council. The board reviews federal data and meets twice a year to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Labor, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Director of the Office of Personnel Management on adjustments to pay rates for officials.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to apply my scholarship and my research to shape compensation practices,” said Llorens, a Baton Rouge native who has served as dean of the LSU business school since July 2020.
He has spent over 20 years studying employee compensation and recruitment. Prior to beginning his college career, Llorens served as a human resources analyst in the personnel management office and the labor department. He is co-author of a textbook on public personnel management and was editor of the academic journal Public Personnel Management.
“I have been researching this area for years and have written articles that have targeted these questions,” he said. “I know the Federal Wage Council and how it works very well.