Professional and Scientific Annual Classification Review Process

The long-term effectiveness of any compensation and classification system requires a process for keeping classification descriptions up to date. Failure to maintain accurate classification descriptions is a frequent reason why compensation and classification systems lose credibility. 

For that reason, Compensation and Classification will review all job function and job family purpose statements, as well as all job family classification descriptions, on an approximate five-year cycle. This ongoing review may lead to creation of new classifications, deletion of existing classifications, changes to pay levels, title changes and/or revisions to the language contained in the classifications.

There are two distinct classification review process periods each year. The first cycle begins in April with all requested changes completed by mid-August. These changes, if approved, would be effective on October 1. The second cycle begins in October with all requested changes completed by mid-February. These changes, if approved, would be effective on April 1. If there are emergent needs that require action outside of the established two-cycle process, we will work in collaboration with the Iowa Board of Regents to determine the appropriate course of action. 

Compensation and Classification is committed to reviewing all job function and job family purpose statements, as well as all job family classification descriptions. Please send any suggestions for classification reviews to your HR unit representative who will route them through the senior HR leader of your college or division.

Results of the 2019-2020 Review Process

During the first cycle of the 2019-2020 classification review process, 6 job families and 22 job classifications were reviewed. This included creation of 4 new classifications listed below. The majority of job families included modification to the key areas of responsibility and classification descriptors.

Job Families Reviewed

Executive Director, Hancher Auditorium
Glassblower
Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Development
Quality & Operational Improvement
Sponsored Research Programs
Utilities Management

New Classifications

Code Level Job Function Job Family University Classification
PAF2 4A Administration Quality & Operational Improvement Quality Improvement Specialist
PAF4 5B Administration Quality & Operational Improvement Quality Improvement Senior Engineer
PEL1 8B Arts, Culture & Entertainment Executive Director, Hancher Auditorium Executive Director, Hancher Auditorium
PVL1 3A Health Care Patient Services Patient Access Specialist
PVL2 3A Health Care Patient Services Clinic Services Specialist
PVL3 4A Health Care Patient Services Patient Access Coordinator
PVL4 4A Health Care Patient Services Clinic Services Coordinator
PVL5 5A Health Care Patient Services Patient Access Manager
PVL6 5A Health Care Patient Services Clinic Services Manager
PVL7 6A Health Care Patient Services Patient Access Director
PRN1 2A Research Sponsored Research Programs Sponsored Research Associate

Pay Level Changes

Code Level Job Function Job Family University Classification
PRQ1 3B Research Glassblower Glassblower
PRG1 3A Research Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Development Assistant Chemist
PRG2 4A Research Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Development Associate Chemist
PRG3 5A Research Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Development Senior Chemist
PRG4 5B Research Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Development Laboratory Manager, Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Development

Deleted Classifications

None

Title Changes

Code Level Job Function Job Family University Classification
PFD1 4B Facilities Operations Utilities Management Utilities Supervisor
PFD2 5B Facilities Operations Utilities Management Utilities Manager
PFD3 6B Facilities Operations Utilities Management Assistant Director, Utilities
PFD4 7B Facilities Operations Utilities Management Director, Utilities

 

During the second cycle of the 2019-2020 classification review process, 25 job families and 66 job classifications were reviewed. This included creation of 5 new classifications listed below. The majority of job families included modification to the key areas of responsibility and classification descriptors.

Job Families Reviewed

Assistant/Associate Deans
Business Analyst
Executive Administration
President/CEO, Alumni Association
Piano Technical Coordinator
Athletics Administrative Professional
Equipment Management
University Ombudsperson
Chief Technology Officer, College of Engineering
Director, Planning, Design & Construction
Engineer
Engineering Associate
Clinical Informatics

Licensed HC Provider

IT Management
IT Security
University Librarians
Communications Specialist, Board of Regents
Labor Educator
Pharmaceutical Production
Research Statistics
Occupational Safety
Recreation Programming & Operations
Student Life Programs

New Classifications

Code Level Job Function Job Family University Classification
PVK1 3A Health Care Clinical Informatics Informatics Analyst
PVK4 7A Health Care Clinical Informatics Director, Clinical Informatics
PIM4 8B Information Technology IT Management Executive IT Director
PQC2 4A Student Services Recreation Programming & Operations Recreation Program Assistant Director
PQC4 6A Student Services Recreation Programming & Operations Recreation Program Senior Associate Director
PQB3 5A Student Services Student Life Programs Student Life Associate Director
PQB4 6A Student Services Student Life Programs Student Life Director

Pay Level Changes

None

Deleted Classifications

None

Title Changes

Code Level Job Function Job Family University Classification
PQC3 5A Student Services Recreation Programming & Operations Recreation Program Associate Director
PQB2 4A Student Services Student Life Programs Student Life Assistant Director
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