How is my salary
Several factors are considered
in determining the salary assigned to a position. The current exempt and
non-exempt pay ranges are based on the regional market salary rates; therefore,
they are the primary tools used in determining a fair and equitable salary
for a position. Other resources used include national and local salary
data from other universities and internal comparisons of UMBC salaries.
What services are provided
by the HR Classification & Compensation staff?
The staff assists in the establishment
and title designation of new positions; evaluates requests for position
reclassifications, title changes, and pay range assignments; and reviews
and recommends salary adjustments based on internal equity and external
Where can position classification
request forms be obtained?
The Classification Action Request
and the Position Description forms are used to establish, reclassify,
and re-title positions. Both forms are available on the Human Resources website.
Note: The UMBC Budget Office requires completion of the Budget Office
Position Request Form to establish new positions.
What is a reclassification?
A reclassification is a change
in the title and/or the pay range assignment of a position. Reclassification
is appropriate when the duties and responsibilities of a position have
changed significantly over time, so that the current title and/or grade
are no longer correct. A review of a reclassification request can result
in a recommendation to classify the position at a higher or lower level
or a determination that the position is already properly classified.
What is a job description?
What is a job specification?
A job description outlines the duties, functions, and expectations of a position. It is
developed in the department by the supervisor usually with input from
the incumbent if the position is occupied.
A job specification is a document which broadly summarizes the typical duties, minimum requirements,
knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with a particular job title.
It is used mainly as a tool or guide for allocating newly established
positions to a relevant classification. It is not intended to be used
as a substitute for a job description.
How do employees receive
Although salary increases are
not guaranteed, employees who consistently meet the performance standards
of their positions may be granted periodic adjustments. Salary increases
may also result from promotions or reclassifications to higher level positions.
Increases may also result from market adjustments and/or cost-of-living