Compensation Management


The HRS office of Compensation Management oversees all issues related to the classification and compensation of UM Employees.  The University has a wide variety of compensation mechanisms available to address the individualized needs of each department and employee.  This site will provide you with the details necessary to make informed decisions regarding this essential component of employment with UM.

 

MUS Compensation Plan

The Montana University System Compensation Plan is used to define the various methods by which UM employees of are compensated, and regulations regarding the use of the various compensation mechanisms available to address the needs of both the University and its employees.  Please use the link below to view the most current iteration of this plan:

MUS Staff Compensation Plan
(Pay Guidelines)

MUS-Pay-Guidelines.pdf (download)

Included in this plan is an extensive index of classifications used to define the various classifications to which University staff are assigned.  This is updated regularly and the minimum entry rates associated with each classification are calculated using a variety of relevant labor market statistics.

MUS Compensation Plan Position Title Index
& Entry Pay Scale

TitleIndexEntryRate.xls (download) (see below)

Rates posted in this index are NOT meant to be used for budgeting or financial planning purposes.
The rates posted in this index are primarily meant to be used when determining if an employee’s change from one position to another is considered a promotion, demotion, or lateral move by presenting the minimum entry rate assigned to each classification.

Compensation Office

The Human Resource Services Compensation Office is located on the second floor of the Lommasson Center, Room 235. 

For more information about anything related to employee compensation or classification, or to schedule a consultation please use the contact information provided below:


Shawn Blair
Compensation Manager
☎ 406-243-4595
Shawn.Blair@umontana.edu



Role Descriptions

All positions on campus are defined by their associated role description.  This document comprehensively describes the duties and responsibilities for which the individual assigned to a position is responsible, and must be up to date in order to move forward with the various compensation mechanisms available.  The link below will provide you with the most current iteration of the role description form:

RoleDescription.doc (download)


As most jobs evolve over time, it is strongly recommended that role descriptions for all employees are reviewed and updated regularly.



 Compensation Adjustment Mechanisms

The following procedures are outlined in the MUS Compensation Plan with the purpose of modifying employee compensation as appropriate. To help determine which of these, if any, may be suitable given your individualized needs, links to detailed information on each is provided below:
Career Ladder, Job advancement through the process of classification revisionIn-Range Progression Addresses expanded responsibilities within an existing job titleStrategic Pay Options Used to meet targeted recruiting and retention based needsLump Sum Bonus A means to reward outstanding employee performance

FAQ

  • In order for an employee to be eligible for any of the above listed compensation adjustment mechanisms, they must have a current performance review indicating satisfactory performance or better.
  • A newly hired employee may not be issued a higher entry wage than the base salary being paid any other employee within the same classification on the campus in which the vacancy exists.
  • Temporary employees working for a term greater than or equal to four months in duration are subject to compensation review and must be paid in accordance with the classification assigned.

Commonly Used Role Description Templates

Below are pre-filled templates for several of the more commonly utilized classifications on campus.

 Administrative Associate I

 Administrative Associate II

 Administrative Associate III

 Facilities Assistant

 Facilities Associate

 Facilities Specialist

 Facilities Technician

 Facilities Supervisor I

 Facilities Supervisor II

 Facilities Manager