Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
About Human Resources and the HR Compensation Office
The Human Resources department's mission is to support UW faculty and staff in successfully meeting the goals of the University and the medical centers by providing high quality and responsive human resources support to foster an exceptional work environment that encourages, nurtures and recognizes the professional development of its employees. The department's vision is to create a premier HR organization whose staff members are dedicated to the goal of working together to provide the highest possible quality of services in carrying out its mission.
The UW Compensation Office is a functional unit within HR that provides compensation and classification expertise.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Classification & Compensation Specialist on the campus compensation team.
Reporting to the Assistant Director, HR Compensation, this position has responsibility for reviewing and evaluating classified and professional staff positions to ensure alignment and compliance with applicable classification and compensation standards. This position will exercise discretion and independent judgment in effecting, executing, and discharging various aspects of the compensation and classification function for campus business units. Primarily focused on providing professional level support, the Compensation Specialist will provide initial review and conduct preliminary research for Compensation Consultants to expedite position and requisition reviews. Additionally, this position will be independently responsible for routine classification reviews and compensation-related actions for temporary positions.
UW HR is in the process of implementing Workday, a new HR payroll and information system is targeted for go-live in June 2017.
The incumbent works closely with human resource staff from UW HR Operations teams in order to ensure all required documentation is part of either re-classification requests or requisitions. The ability to work effectively with other HR staff and a wide variety of Administrators, Managers and other staff is essential.
This position assists with implementing and explaining the institution's classification and compensation policies for classified, professional staff employees across all departments of the University of Washington
Review new and replacement/class change requisitions for completeness; research and proactively resolve errors, seek out missing information, identify requisitions that may need to go through labor relations review, and research or identify other issues to support Compensation Consultants in the determination process.
Perform intake of all position and salary review requests received for Campus Compensation team. Accurately enter information into tracking database and distribute to assigned Consultant in a timely manner. Receive completed requests, send notifications, and finalize database entry for implementation.
Conduct review and approve of selected classified or professional staff reallocation requests and requisition reviews, as assigned. Research classifications or payroll titles to determine appropriate matches for departmental job descriptions, approve selected actions, and support Compensation Consultants in the request denial process. Partner with Compensation Consultants to determine appropriate salary, as applicable.
Conducts review and approves requests for Career Enhancement/Growth Program (CEGP) salary step increases. Review request documentation, research and proactively resolve errors, and seek out missing information. Approve selected actions and supports Compensation Consultants in the request denial process.
Participate in compensation surveys by preforming accurate job matching, reviewing new or revised benchmarks for appropriateness. Pull employee salary data from HRIS system, Workday, and complete salary survey submission forms. Coordinate with Compensation Consultant to verify information, as necessary. Track annual salary survey submission deadlines and ensure timely completion.
Perform Other Compensation Office Duties: -Provide general office support, including scanning, filing, SharePoint and common drive maintenance, etc. Order office supplies and other office equipment, as needed. -Act as units Time and Absence Initiate by performing select activities is Workday to facilitate payroll and leave actions in the payroll system. -Participate in compensation and classification related training to further enhance understanding of UW policy, federal and state regulations, and creative ideas of administering programs that assist in the recruitment, retention and development of staff that meet unit objectives. -Review literature and applicable state and federal laws/regulations that pertain to compensation practices. This includes responsibility for providing advice and counsel on issues pertaining to the Fair Labor standards Act (FLSA) and establishing the appropriate level for professional staff positions. -As a member of the Compensation team, interact, provide suggestions and implement changes to work processes; assist in the development of plans and the implementation of enhancements to compensation and classification system.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration or related field
Two years of progressively responsible work in Human Resources.
Must demonstrate excellent writing and oral communications skills, customer service skills, and an ability to work within complex organizational structures while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
Ability to be pro-active about finding solutions to customer issues with a "can do" attitude.
Ability to change and adapt to rapidly evolving office procedures and administrative systems.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
One year of working with job descriptions or classification specifications, evaluating job content, or providing advice on FLSA status
Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
Experience with UW's employment software, UWHIRES.
Experience in job analysis.
Familiarity with the University of Washington's professional staff exemptions and/or application of FLSA exemptions.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Comfortable working in an open office environment (cubicles).
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.