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University Updates on Coronavirus

Compensation and Classification

The Position Management unit at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is responsible for developing classification and compensation programs, policies, and approaches that meet the unique needs of our academic and business units as they attract, retain, motivate, develop, classify and organize their diverse work forces. As a partner with the university community, the manager of position management must first understand its role as it relates to this position and services it will provide. This position will assist in developing and facilitating solutions as it relates to:

  • Providing position design consultation to management
  • Developing and/or revising compensation and rewards philosophies
  • Resolving solutions within the scope of statutory requirements
  • Applying established job analysis procedures and documentation to support classification recommendations
  • Applying and interpreting HR policy affecting position management
  • Conducting occupational or job series studies to include reviewing labor market trends and analysis
  • Participating in various compensation surveys
  • Delivering up-to-date decision support research, analysis, data, tools and structures related to compensation and classification
  • Updating job families competencies in compensation and classification related matters
  • Auditing units within the university for legal, fair and equitable compensation practices
  • Maintaining the University’s classification structures by monitoring statewide classification and compensation trends as it relates to labor market considerations.

All positions (SHRA and EHRA non-faculty) must be established/reclassified by Human Resources before any hiring transaction can be processed. A Personnel Budget Action Form (PBAF) and supporting documents must be used to establish all position types - staff, faculty, student, both salaried and wage. All personnel actions are now initiated in the Position Management Module in PeopleAdmin.

Position Management Definitions