BSU Compensation and Classification Services
Professional Staff Salary Administration Program (PSSAP)
- Salary Surveys
- Benchmark Jobs
- Jobs with no Benchmark
- Management & Professional Titles
- Uniform Minimum Qualifications
Benchmark Job: A representative job used for pay comparisons that is commonly found in external organizations, e.g., Accountant. Also describes a job that is similar or comparable in content across businesses in an organization.
Business Title (aka, Working Title): A customized, descriptive title that provides greater understanding of the individual employee's responsibilities and scope within the assigned market job title organized within an assigned Job Family, Career Band, and Job Role. Often, Business Title is based on current industry/profession standards.
Career Band: A sub-set of jobs commonly found in the market with a recognized discipline specialty and grouped within the larger context of a Job Family.
Classification System: A framework organizations use to arrange jobs into groups based on similarities of purpose, required skills, duties performed, accountability, work environment and other common factors.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Federal regulations that set federal minimum wage rate and require the payment of overtime for certain workers after 40 hours worked in a week.
Internal Equity: The perceived fairness of the pay structure and actual pay practices within a unit.
Job Evaluation: Systematic process of determining the relative worth of jobs in order to establish which jobs should be paid more than others within an organization.
Job Family: A broad meaningful grouping of jobs commonly clustered within a career emphasis. Content of defined work within a job is key criteria in determining relationship to this familial structure.
Market: The external group of employers and organizations used to determine competitive salary data.
Market Pricing: The process of reviewing published survey data to determine the competitive salary rate paid for similar benchmark jobs at other organizations.
Non-benchmark Job: A job for which there is no reliable published salary data available or a unique job that is designed to fit the special needs of an area within Boise State.
Last reviewed February 2010