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System HR Announcement: Job Family Compensation Project


Since June 2017, a collaborative systemwide human resources team of compensation experts has been engaged in a comprehensive job family compensation project, aiming to improve processes, classifications and pay structures. The project team has developed new job families, roles and levels that will replace the current job title structure for regular staff positions.

The updated job families, which are classifications grouped by similar types of work and required training, skills, knowledge and expertise, are now available to view on the Compensation Project website.

We are excited to announce that the new compensation structure will be implemented January 2021, and we would like to provide you with an overview of happenings in the coming months.

Starting in December, resources will be made available for managers and employees to learn more about the new structure and what it means for our University. More information regarding employee notifications, resources and training will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Please note that there will be no demotions or promotions, no changes to working position titles and no adverse impact to individual salaries as a result of this project. The University of Tennessee will now be using a market-relevant pay structure, which will provide consistency across the System and allow the University to be in a better position to assess individual pay and overall market competitiveness as well as help guide future decisions regarding pay. 

The University of Tennessee | Human Resources
826B Andy Holt Tower | Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-946-8847