Nonclassified & FE/AP Compensation
Per S.B. 330, a “non-classified employee” means an employee of an organization who holds a position that is not assigned a particular job and job title with in the classification system and meets one or more of the following criteria:
(1) Holds a direct policy-making position at the department or organization level; or
(2) Reports directly to the president or chief executive officer of the organization.
We have not received specific interpretation of the definition of policy-making from the HEPC.
By July, 2015 the percentage of personnel placed in the category of “non-classified” may not exceed twenty percent of the total number of classified and non-classified employees of that organization that are eligible for membership in the state retirement system of WV. The governing boards of West Virginia University and Marshall University may vote and approve the percentage up to twenty-five percent. The bill further states that no non-classified employee shall have his or her current annual salary reduced if his or her position is redefined as a classified position solely to meet the requirements of the bill.
The Classification and Compensation Administration unit is responsible for establishing and maintaining the University’s compensation philosophy for nonclassified compensation and providing central administration and expert guidance to managers and supervisors when making pay decisions for this group. The unit also is responsible for obtaining and analyzing relevant market salary data and developing and updating salary ranges, pay policies and guidelines.
Please refer to the documents below to learn more about the compensation philosophy and salary administration guidelines for this group.
Nonclassified Compensation Strategy & Salary Administration Guidelines
Process for Creating a Nonclassified Position
Process for Creating a FE/AP Position
Nonclassified and FE/AP (Faculty Equivalent/Academic Professional) Job Description Forms:
Nonclassified & FE/AP Coversheet
Nonclassified FE/AP Job Description Form
Salary Review Justification Form