Classification and Compensation Office

The Classification and Compensation Office of Human Resources coordinates the University's staff job-classification process. The Class/Comp Office assists with requests from campus departments regarding:

  • Establishment of new staff positions

  • Reclassification of existing positions when duties have changed

  • Updating of job descriptions on filled or vacant positions

  • Analysis and recommendation on appropriate compensation range

  • Evaluations and merit processes

  • PeopleAdmin system administration

The Class/Comp Office maintains the University's listing of current staff job titles and the pay grade assignment for each title. The office coordinates Valdosta State University's participation in comparative external-market salary surveys for staff positions, and uses such market survey information to help benchmark the University's own staff compensation ranges. The office is available to consult with campus units on strategic job design and staffing issues.


Benchmark Salary Project 2013

As a result of this benchmarking study a revised pay plan has been formulated. This pay plan was based on Georgia Department of Labor and College and University Personnel Association salary information and utilized a similar process as to the study done in 2009. As in that study a closest match to similar job titles was used, if the exact title was not available.

A new pay plan will be available in August.

For current employees the new annual salary amounts are effective with the first paycheck in August. A letter will be distributed to every employee prior to the first biweekly paycheck in August outlining salary adjustments based on a benchmark value and an adjustment based on compression.

A second letter will be mailed to employees in the following month outlining any changes to title and pay grade.

An FAQ has been prepared to answer questions regarding the study; please click on Benchmarking Project 2013. If you have any questions please check this document regularly as the FAQ will be updated on a continuous basis.


Information on Regular Employees

Part-Time Regular, Non-benefited Part-Time Regular, Partial Benefited Full-Time Regular, Full Benefits
19 hrs or less (0-0.475 FTE) 0.50-0.74 FTE 0.75-1.0 FTE
Sick Leave No Partial, Pro-rated Yes, Pro-rated
Annual Leave No Partial, Pro-rated Yes, Pro-rated
Holiday Pay No Partial, Pro-rated Yes, Pro-rated
Medical/Dental etc. No Yes
Retirement No Yes, based on salary amount Yes, based on salary amount

Note: the position must have been posted at the specific hourly amt required and the incumbent must have been employed (coded at the correct FTE) for the hours listed above.



The US Department of Education recently announced changes in how racial and ethnic data is collected and reported. These changes, will provide greater detail about the race and ethnicity of students, faculty and staff.

In the past federal reporting standards placed students, faculty and staff into one of five groups: American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; or White.

Under the new system, students, faculty and staff will indicate their ethnicity (Hispanic/Latino or Not Hispanic/Latino) and then choose one or more racial categories: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian; Black or African American; White; or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

We are asking your help to update your current information using the link below. Updating the information is not mandatory and will only take a few minutes of your time. Click here to participate.



ACA Policy Implementation Guide

Additional Pay and Reclassification Guide



Extra Compensation Form for staff and faculty updated 4/03/14 

Extra Compensation Form/ Compensation Procedures Matrix Instructions updated 10/23/14

Fiscal Year 2014 Job Code Schedule Effective August 1, 2013 (Updated 9/02/2015)



Lump Sum Compensation Request Form


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