Job Family 3


Job Family 3 consists of 119 employees in seventy-one information technology, computer-related, and technical jobs. Most of these jobs are unique to specific units; however, Distributed User Support Specialists and Instructional Technology Support Specialists are located across different academic units. The changing nature of the jobs within Job Family necessitated a review of the job descriptions of Job Family 3 jobs in order to ensure that job descriptions were up-to-date and accurate for job evaluation. For this reason, job description reviews were coordinated within the units in Job Family 3. In addition, Distributed User Support Specialists (DUSS) and Instructional Technology Support Specialists (ITSS) were individually interviewed by students in Dr. Steve Thomas' MGT 546 (Compensation Management) class to gather information about the duties of these positions. The Compensation Analysts Team used information gathered from these interviews to revise these job descriptions.

Once all job descriptions were reviewed and revised, the Job Family 3 Job Evaluation Committee met to evaluate all Job Family 3 jobs using the Job Family 3 Job Evaluation Plan, which can be found by clicking the link here. Job Evaluation for Job Family 3 was completed in April of 2007.

Multiple salary surveys were used to determine market pay for as many jobs in Job Family 3 as possible. Salary survey data gathered from the jobs that have market data, called benchmark jobs, were combined with the results of the job evaluation committee to create a pay line. This pay line associates job evaluation points with a dollar amount, enabling a pay rate to be established for jobs that do not have salary survey data. Because jobs typically do not have flat rates, jobs receiving similar point totals were grouped together to form a pay grade. Each new pay grade has an established pay range, with a minimum, midpoint, and maximum value, and all jobs in a pay grade will be paid within this established range.

Further information about each of these processes can be found by following one of the "Events" links on the left side of the page.

Current events

New pay grades and ranges for all Job Family 3 jobs have been developed by the Compensation Analysts Team, and have been reviewed and approved by Administrative Council. Information about the new Job Family 3 pay grades and ranges can be found by clicking here. The new pay grades and ranges bear no relationship to the former pay grades and ranges. The first digit of the pay grade represents the job family associated with the grade.

All employees were notified of the their new pay grade and range on January 25, 2008. Following the notification of employees, the Staff Compensation Committee held a series of Open Forums in which the process of developing these new pay grades and ranges was discussed and employees had the opportunity to ask any questions about the new compensation system. The PowerPoint that was presented at these Open Forums can be found by clicking here.

Employees were also able to appeal certain decisions made in association with the Staff Compensation Project. Examples of decisions that could be appealed were the degree levels assigned during job evaluation and assignment to a job family. Appeals hearings were held in February and March of 2008, and employees were notified of the results of their appeal at the end of March 2008.