UNTHSC implements innovative job evaluation and grading project
How will we pay for these salary adjustments?
By re-investing funds from the merit payment pool we will be able to pay all team members a respectful wage and to bring all team members to the minimum salary for their job grade, reflecting UNTHSC’s values. As a result, there will be no merit payments for 2013.
When will I know how this affects me?
President Michael Williams will conduct a Town Hall this month to explain the program. Your department head and/or supervisor will provide specific information about your position by mid-February.
When does the new classification and compensation plan begin?
Salary and job title changes will be effective Feb. 1, 2014. Any salary adjustments will appear on your March 1 paycheck.
Why weren’t faculty members included?
Faculty compensation decisions are based on different factors than those for staff. UNTHSC’s Provost determines appropriate policy and procedures for faculty compensation.
Does this affect how executives are paid?
Executive job grades and titles also were reviewed and compared to market salaries.
How will this benefit us?
We want to create a level playing field, establish market-competitive salary ranges and make it easier for all to grow and progress in the organization.
- The plan provides a more transparent, consistent and equitable job classification and compensation program.
- We will be able to define clear career paths so team members know what they need to do to advance in the organization.
- We’ll be better able to keep and attract the talented team members that we need at UNTHSC to fulfill our mission.
How will we get salary increases under this new system (in our current positions)?
Your salary could be increased if it’s found to be below the minimum for the local market average. Salaries will be reviewed every two years against market levels to ensure they are competitive. Salaries also may be increased based on job performance.
Who should I contact with questions?
Your immediate supervisor should be able to answer most of your questions. UNT System HR staff members also are available at 817-735-2690.
If I’m at the top of my salary range, do I need to move to another position to get a raise?
Probably, since all positions have a defined maximum upper range. You may need additional skills and training to move to a new position with a higher salary range. This is a great discussion to have with your direct supervisor.
How do I move into a higher job grade?
We always encourage team members to be aware of opportunities for growth and promotion. You may apply and compete for a job at a higher level than your current grade at any time. In addition, this study provides the foundation for us to create clear career paths for each position. When complete, this will make it easier for you to see how you can advance in the organization.
What options do I have if I don’t agree with my job grade?
UNTHSC’s top leaders reviewed and approved the plan to ensure fairness and equity. However, you may submit a request to change your classification or title to your supervisor. Your department head, dean or vice president and other appropriate executive team members will then determine whether a review will be considered. The review would follow the normal procedures in UNT Health Science Center staff compensation policies.