System-wide Pay Plan Background

For the initial phase of the project in 2014, the PwC consulting group developed job descriptions for administrative and staff titles, based on existing position descriptions, and worked with advisory groups from System Member Human Resources offices to collect feedback. The work consisted of standardizing job descriptions across the various member universities and agencies.

In 2015 PwC conducted a competitive market assessment and developed a salary structure program for the newly created System-level positions. PwC provided a final recommendation of titles and pay structures in fall 2015. Since that deliverable was received, a project team with representation from all member HR offices has been continuing the work to refine the standardized titles and pay grade assignments in addition to developing implementation and on-going maintenance guidelines. In addition the System hired a Pay Plan Administrator position to guide the efforts and lead ongoing administration of the System-wide Pay Plan.