What’s New

Under the challenging circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Title and Total Compensation Project is working on a minimum three-month extension to the project implementation timeline.

What’s In It For Me

  • Creates greater consistency of job titles across the UW System
  • Makes it easier to look at other careers in the UW System
  • Aligns similar jobs in the UW System with similar jobs in the market
  • UW System can better match our jobs to appropriate market-informed pay ranges

What You Need to Know

Standard Job Description Library

You can now search for UW System job titles through our Standard Job Description Library. The library includes the job titles and job descriptions for Academic Staff, University Staff, and Limited Appointees. The library is meant as a reference tool for employees, managers, and Human Resources staff to use during employee conversations.

Helpful Video

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A standard job description represents work that is core to the job, commonly done in the role, and regularly needed within the institution. It is not based on the incumbent currently in that role.

PURPOSE

  • Communicate an overall picture of the nature of work performed
  • Communicate the position’s role in the organization
  • Determine the kind of work, level of difficulty, accountabilities, and working conditions required of the job
  • Focus on the requirements of the job rather than a specific employee who might fill the position

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Long lists of tasks
  • Every possible responsibility the job may have

 

Standard Job Description Features

Summary

  • A concise statement explaining the major functions of the position
  • Describes the overall end-result of the work that the job produces and why it exists
  • 1-2 sentences to give an overview of the job’s main purpose