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 April 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 HR team is currently working with focus groups to finish creating job titles for Phase III of the Classification and Market Study. Additional information will be sent to Phase III supervisors and staff in July, with town halls being scheduled for late August.

Please send any questions or comments to


Employees can submit questions not addressed in the FAQs or elsewhere on this site to When questions are received, they will be combined with other project-related questions, answered, and posted on this site in the FAQ section. Project-related questions that are applicable to a number of employees will be answered on this site

HR Classification & Market Study Contacts

Allen Humphrey 785-864-4946

Dallas Smith 785-864-1163

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