University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Compensation Policies and Guidelines across Employee Groups

The University's compensation philosophy is outlined in its Compensation Policies. The following principles are used to guide the University’s compensation and recognition systems:

  • Achieve and maintain a compensation structure that, relative to institutional peers and other appropriate labor markets, is competitive and serves to attract and retain a high performance workforce.
  • Reward exceptional performance and employee contributions through compensation and other forms of recognition.
  • Consider work responsibilities, market, internal equity, experience and expertise, performance and other criteria in setting initial salary and subsequent salary adjustments.
  • Adhere to compensation and recognition practices that are fair and equitable in design, application and delivery.