University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Job Classification System Redesign

As part of President Kaler’s emphasis on Operational Excellence, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) is expediting the completion of the University’s Job Classification System Redesign. This initiative will re-examine all Civil Service and P&A jobs at the University, by job family, in order to:

  • Establish more clearly defined career paths and more transparent pay structures across the University system
  • Align our classification specifications with external market trends and ensure that our job classifications match the work being done
  • Create efficiencies for OHR and unit HR staff, managers, and supervisors with regard to administering job classification and compensation in their units
  • Provide a foundation for strategic workforce planning and development to match institutional needs and priorities

The University has identified 18 job families to be studied and redesigned. Alumni relations, communications, finance, and IT were reviewed and completed internally and will be mapped in accordance with the new University structure. For the remaining 14 job family studies, we have contracted with Sibson Consulting to help us expedite the process.