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Professional Staff Salary Administration Program (PSSAP)

Job Families/Career Bands

The key to being able to match our jobs to other jobs that are in the appropriate markets is to be able to group our jobs that are similar, regardless of where they are positioned across the campus, and compare those of a similar nature externally. We do this by first placing jobs into Job Families and then making more specific sub-groupings called Career Bands. Click Here for a complete list of our new Job Families and Career Bands with a brief definition of each.

Within Career Bands, jobs of a similar nature and level of responsibility are further grouped and assigned a single Job Code. This simplifies HR Information System data entry of specific information related to all the jobs in the job code. For example, if a group of jobs all have the same IPEDS Code, EEO-1 Code, Census Code, Pay Grade, etc., they may be grouped into a single job code and the information need only be entered once. At other institutions, this coding structure is often referred to as it “back office” coding.

Business Titles (Working Titles) on the other hand are the more descriptive, individual titles attached to professional positions. These will not be affected by the creation of Job Codes. In determining the appropriate market pay for any position, for example, we looked to the individual positions (as defined in the job descriptions) to compare to market. Only after the market pay and salary range were identified, were we then able to determine if the job could be grouped with others into a single Job Code. The Job Code has no bearing on pay.

College Deans and Administrative Department Directors will have the latitude to determine what Business Title should be applied to their organizations’ positions based upon industry standards and competitive recruiting needs. It is acknowledged that the Business Title designators may vary from the job code definition, which is being used for other business reasons.