Compensation and Pay:  
Compensation and Pay Overview
Administrative and Professional Titles, Job Descriptions and Pay Grades
Civil Service Titles, Classification Specifications and Pay Grades
Maintenance and Service Titles, Classification Specifications and Pay Grades


  Compensation and Pay Overview

Kent State University's compensation philosophy includes developing and maintaining pay policies and programs that reflect the organization's values, characteristics and mission. As a state-assisted institution, there exists a responsibility to administer resources in an efficient and effective way. Kent State's pay programs will support the university's strategic plan by attracting, retaining, motivating and rewarding staff commensurate with the university's needs, goals and financial resources. Focus is primarily on striving for internal equity and emphasizing the advantages of a university work environment. The Compensation unit is responsible for the management of pay policies and programs for all employees at the university with the exception of faculty. Specific responsibilities of the Compensation unit include the following: managing and updating pay plans developing, implementing and maintaining job evaluation plans administering and updating compensation policies and procedures researching and evaluating wage and salary data and trends conducting wage and salary surveys evaluating newly created positions evaluating and auditing existing positions defending classification decisions through appeals processes serving as informational resource to university community on compensation issues