The compensation division develops and administers a competitive compensation and classification program that helps the University of Texas at El Paso attract, retain, and hire new Miner employees.
We provide a wide range of services and resources to help departments classify positions appropriately and ensure proper compensation.
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The compensation philosophy for the University of Texas at El Paso is based on a commitment to attract, hire, retain qualified, and motivate a highly talented and committed workforce in support of the University’s mission and goals. This philosophy is the foundation of our compensation system and is designed to support the successful attainment of our vision, mission, values and educational objectives. To meet these needs, the compensation program has the following objectives:
- Establish and maintain competitive compensation structure based on comparisons to appropriate external markets while also considering internal job worth
- Competitive salary ranges to enable the recruitment and retention of qualified employees.
- Transparent and practical communication of compensation components to all employees
- A performance planning and common review process that works to develop the abilities of each employee and provide the feedback necessary to ensure their success.
- Administrative systems that are designed to systematically and equitably manage pay on a University-wide basis, yet allow the flexibility needed to be effective in a dynamic and ever changing environment.
- Ensure that the compensation program is administered strategically, consistently, effectively, efficiently, fairly and equitably
This describes the pay administration guidelines that will ensure alignment of pay with the program design. These guidelines are intended to ensure that pay decisions are administered in alignment with the compensation program design and consistently across the institution.
The University intends to administer pay in accordance with these guidelines; however, it reserves the right to modify any of the guidelines described in this document without prior notice.
Objectives of the Compensation Plan
It is the objective of the University to ensure that the compensation plan is fair, internally equitable, externally competitive, links pay to performance, and is widely understood and accepted by those it affects. The objectives are as follows:
To be Fair. A plan that is fair to both the individual and the University.
To be Internally Equitable. A fairness criterion that directs an employer to establish wage rates that correspond to each job's relative value to the organization.
To be Externally Competitive. Specific to a particular job, and the “market” for the skills needed. Pay ranges that are comparable to those offered by local and regional employers for similar positions.
To Link Pay and Performance. Individual performance, organizational performance, and the needs of the University will all be considered when determining pay.
To be Understood and Accepted. A commitment by the University to involve those most affected in the design of the compensation program.
The University of Texas at El Paso does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or in the provision of services.
Employment Guidelines Amendments or Termination
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) reserves the right to change or modify any of the policies and procedures listed herein with the exception of those mandated by Federal and State Regulations or Regents Rules. These policies and procedures do not in any way guarantee employment or constitute any form of employment contract. Human Resource Services is responsible for the administration of said policies and all questions relative to the Employment Guidelines may be directed to HRS.
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You may email your questions to Compensation@utep.edu.
The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services. The University values diversity and seeks talented employees from a variety of backgrounds. In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. Questions or concerns regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies and programs should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity.