An update on the P&S class/comp review project


Updates on the class/comp review project are available online. Employees may submit questions about the project through the website or by emailing

The classification and compensation review of professional and scientific (P&S) positions continues to move forward. Here's a look at recent progress.

Job Profile Tool review

The classification and compensation team and its consulting partner, Aon Consulting, are in the process of sorting through Job Profile Tool data, gathered earlier this summer, to determine the scope of Iowa State's P&S jobs.

"This will be a long process of identifying our jobs, but taking our time through this process will produce the best possible outcome for the review," said Emma Mallarino-Houghton, director of classification and compensation.

Extended project team

University human resources (UHR) established a 13-member extended project team earlier this month. Team members will support the class/comp review by providing institutional knowledge and working across colleges and departments. Specifically, the extended project team will:

  • Assist in delivering project outcomes
  • Provide credible, realistic best-practices input on job evaluation and development
  • Review job leveling and titling parameters during development
  • Provide input during the job leveling process
  • Provide input on the alignment of ISU jobs to the external market
  • Field questions as they arise and direct employees to the project website or to
  • Advocate for the project on campus
  • Maintain confidentiality

A list of team members is available on the class/comp review project website.

Open forums

P&S employees are invited to two open forums about the class/comp review project. The first, hosted by UHR, is Sept. 19 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 206 Durham Center). This informational session will discuss the project's goal and timeline, provide a status update and tell employees what to expect moving forward. Space will be limited, so the meeting will be available online through Zoom.

The second session is Oct. 10 (2-3 p.m., Memorial Union Pioneer Room), hosted by the Professional and Scientific Council as part of its monthly seminar series. Details about that meeting are on the Professional and Scientific Council website