Classification & Compensation


Compensation and Classification Request Guidelines and Timeframe Matrix 

Classification and Compensation is responsible for the pay and other terms of employment for Administration, Staff and Temporary positions at USF System. To help ensure consistency in the application of these terms of employment, USF System has established a classification structure.

Staff and Administration classification – These features include the official job title, pay grade assignment, a description of the type of work that is typically done by a job assigned to that title, and the minimum qualifications needed to successfully perform the job.

Faculty – Formal job descriptions of Faculty positions are not maintained by Human Resources, but the formal classification system for Faculty  is available on the HR website.

Other categories of employment – (e.g. Temporary , Graduate Assistants) are also maintained by HR.

Every Staff and Administration job at the USF System has a position description which includes its formal title, department, primary purpose, essential functions, qualifications, and other significant characteristics. In the classification process, a position description is prepared by a supervisor or manager, reviewed by administrators, and submitted to HR where it is associated with a formal job classification.

During the classification process, the exemption status under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act is also evaluated.

All position descriptions are maintained in the Careers@USF online applicant tracking and position description system.