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Fort Hays State University
Sheridan 112
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-4462
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Classification and Market Study

Fort Hays State University is in the process of completing a classification and compensation study. The study is to ensure the human resources office can meet university needs as we meet new opportunities and challenges, ensure continuous improvement and provide top quality service to our employees and students.

FHSU has engaged CBIZ Human Capital Services to assist in this endeavor. The study is designed to update FHSU's compensation and classification system for Unclassified Professional Staff and University Support Staff.

The results of this study will strengthen our ability to analyze what and how our competitors pay for similar skills and responsibilities. It will establish processes that value jobs and employees within FHSU based on each job's and employee's contribution to our mission and organizational objectives. Our goals for the new compensation system are that it:

  • Develops equity within FHSU between positions
  • Reflects competitiveness with comparable organizations
  • Allows FHSU to maintain and promote a performance-oriented culture
  • Provides FHSU with flexibility to continue to respond to economic, political, and organizational changes
  • Updates our internal human resources and compensation processes
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws

Because we are future-oriented, the focus of this study is to develop a compensation and classification system that will support our goal of retaining and recruiting the best individuals to ensure the continued growth and success of FHSU. The new system will provide improved tools and information, so that we can make the best and most responsive decisions regarding recruitment, employee development, and compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is FHSU doing this study?

The study is designed to update FHSU's compensation and classification system for Unclassified Professional Staff and University Support Staff.

Will I get a pay raise?

This project will not necessarily result in raises for employees. As the project reaches completion, we will have better structures, information, and tools to help the University, Human Resources, and managers make pay decisions, but the project itself will not necessarily result in raises.

What was the purpose of the Job Analysis Questionnaire (JAQ)?

The questionnaire was used to gather accurate job information about each Unclassified Professional Staff and University Support Staff. Employees were asked to submit information about job duties and education, experience, and skills required to do the job. This information will be used by the consultant to identify job categories and job titles appropriate for each position. It was important to FHSU to have active employee participation in the study.

Will anyone be losing their job or receiving a pay decrease as a result of the study?

No one will lose their job or receive a pay decrease as a result of the study.

Are faculty position included in these studies?

Faculty nor student employees are included in the study.

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