Classification & Market Study

University of Kansas Classification & Market Study

In order to better recruit, retain, and develop quality staff, KU is conducting a Classification & Market study to review and redesign, where applicable, our current employee classification and compensation system for the Lawrence and Edwards’ campuses. 
The Study is for non-faculty staff only (Faculty, academic staff, and student employees will not be included).  We have hired CBIZ Human Capital Services to assist us with this study. 
The Study is expected to be completed by February 2015. 

The goals of the study are:

  • To develop and define KU’s compensation philosophy
  • To develop an equitable, consistent and competitive classification and compensation plan
  • To ensure the plan supports sound principles of compensation design
  • To create consistent titling, clearer career paths, and recognizable differences between the jobs
  • To ensure internal equity between positions
  • To achieve a competitive pay relationship with the market


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The Phase II job title and pay rate changes effective 3/16 have been updated in HR/Pay. Any changes in pay rates will be reflected in the 4/11 paycheck.

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If you have questions about the Classification & Market Study, you can submit them to the project team at

HR Classification & Market Study Contacts

Allen Humphrey 864-4946

Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
  • $275 million in externally funded research expenditures
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times