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Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions

The current pay practices were established more than ten (10) years ago and have not kept with market fluctuations.  The Study will help determine the University's current position and competitiveness in the relevant market(s) and recommendations for moving forward.

All full-time positions and all salary part-time positions are included in this Compensation Study Project.

All full-time positions and all salary part-time positions are included in this Compensation Study Project.
Job descriptions are maintained within your home department.  Additionally, a previously submitted job description may be accessible in Interview Exchange if the original requester still has access to the system.

No, the job content received from Job Analysis Questionnaire’s will be used for multiple purposes including identifying appropriate market benchmarks (how does our pay compare to similar benchmark institutions), position classification (exemption status), and updating pay policy administration to ensure equity and consistency.

 

Supervisor Questions

No, the job content received from Job Analysis Questionnaire's will be used for multiple purposes including identifying appropriate market benchmarks (how does our pay compare to similar benchmark institutions), position classification (exemption status), and updating pay policy administration to ensure equity and consistency.

Only list duties or responsibilities that require 10% or more (equivalent to half of a day per week or 5 weeks per year) of the job’s time. 

Yes.  Budgeted vacant positions should be identified through the Job Analysis Questionnaire.

While the Supervisor has final input for the Job Analysis Questionnaire, it’s important to identify the disconnect between the expected functions of the job and the actual functions being completed by the employee. 

 

The Essential Functions Worksheet should be maintained within a central department location.

 

If you have multiple positions performing similar essential functions, but not exact same functions, you’ll need to complete one Job Analysis Questionnaire (JAQ) for each.  If your positions are performing the EXACT same essential functions, you may do one JAQ to represent all same positions.  Question 3.1 of the JAQ will ask you to input each position number for which the questionnaire applies.

 

 Employee Questions

Only list duties or responsibilities that require 10% of more of your time.  10% or more of your time is equivalent to half of a day per week or 5 weeks per year.
The majority of positions can be narrowed down to 8 (or less) essential functions.  Consider adjusting singular duties or activities into a larger umbrella function.  The quantity of essential functions is not a consideration for the importance of the role or the level of compensation.

The final outcome of the compensation study will provide market data for most positions on campus and a new Compensation Philosophy and Pay Administration guidelines.  Decisions regarding an individual’s compensation level may be reviewed accordingly.

The Essential Functions Worksheet will be used by your Supervisor to complete a Job Analysis Questionnaire for every position.  The final version of the Essential Functions Worksheet should be filed in a central location within the department.

 

No.  The University has no plans to reduce pay for any employee based on results of the market salary analysis. 


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 Last Modified 5/20/19