Compensation and Classification

Campus Address
121-11 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 11
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

For personnel purposes, there are four classifications of University employees: faculty, Professional and Scientific staff, bargaining eligible Merit system staff, and Merit supervisory exempt/confidential staff. Find more information about employment categories on the UI Policy Manual site:


Complimentary Pay Appointments


Complimentary appointment defines an employment-related affiliation with the university through which the appointee typically provides a complimentary service and receives neither compensation nor fringe benefits.

Persons with complimentary appointments typically receive the following:

  • Hawk ID
  • Employee Self Service website access
  • Campus email with "uiowa" address; may use remote access
  • Campus wireless
  • ProTrav
  • ID card services
    • Library borrowing privileges
    • Access to Recreational Services at employee rates
    • Door access as provided by Marlock system