Classifying and Compensating Your Position

Classification of positions is a system of identifying and describing different kinds of work and grouping similar positions for recruitment, selection and salary purposes. Job classification establishes standards for job titles, job duties and responsibilities, and pay ranges for positions in a fair and consistent manner at NSC. Position classification is typically used when creating a new position, modifying an existing position, changing titles or salaries/pay rates, and ensuring equity for all employees. Position classification frequently involves position evaluation, a process that identifies characteristics of jobs which make them essentially equal to, less than or greater than other jobs in importance, considering the standards, responsibility, authority, size, scope, impact on other jobs and organizational fit.

The classification of your position establishes the foundation for the compensation that you will receive.

"Classification" refers to the rank, level, or grade of your position:

  • For academic faculty, this is determined by the Office of the Provost.
  • For administrative faculty, this is determined by HR through the use of the "Decision Band Methodology" system of classification.
  • For classified positions, this is determined by Business Center South (at UNLV HR) through the use of the State of Nevada classification system.

"Compensation" refers to the amount that you are paid. This can include base pay (salary or hourly), stipends, overloads, overtime, compensatory time, etc. (depending on if you are professional or classified staff).

"Total compensation" refers to the amount that you are paid PLUS the value of the benefits that you receive.