Job Classifications

Understanding Position Classification

Position classification categorizes similar roles based on duties and responsibilities. This system serves multiple purposes:

  • Ensures “equal pay for equal work,” preventing unfair treatment by grouping similar positions together.
  • Establishes meaningful qualification standards, aiding in recruitment.
  • Provides standardized classification titles for better HR administration.
  • Clarifies organizational structure and enhances relations between employees and management.
  • Enables equitable allocation of wage and salary funds.

Key Principles

Classification is job-based, focusing on duties and responsibilities, not applicant or incumbent qualifications.

Understanding Your Job Classification

Your job classification is determined through a process known as job analysis. Human Resource Services’ classification analysts review job descriptions (position descriptions) and assign and approve classification titles.

Pay Grade and Range

Each staff classification title is assigned a pay grade, which includes a pay range and minimum. Your pay falls within this range and is influenced by various factors, such as your department’s budget, legislative pay increases, and other relevant considerations.

Accessing Job Profiles and Pay Ranges

You can access detailed job profiles and pay ranges on the Classification and Compensation section of this website. This resource provides valuable information about your job’s classification and compensation structure.

Understanding Position Descriptions

Your department is responsible for creating and updating your position description. It’s essential to know that management has the right to modify your position description to align with the university’s mission. Stay open to changes that may occur.

Role of Your Department

Your department generates and updates position descriptions. Make sure to obtain a copy from them to stay informed about your role.