The compensation philosophy for the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is based on a commitment to hire and retain qualified, motivated employees at all levels within the organization while meeting the needs of the University. This philosophy is the foundation of our compensation system and is designed to support the successful attainment of our vision, mission, values, and educational objectives.
UTEP aspires to support our values through a compensation program that provides:
· Competitive salary ranges to enable the recruitment and retention of qualified employees.
· A performance planning and common review process that works to develop the abilities of each employee and provide the feedback necessary to ensure their success.
· Administrative systems that are designed to systematically and equitably manage pay on a University-wide basis, yet allow the flexibility needed to be effective in a dynamic and ever changing environment.
· Communications that will support a general understanding of compensation programs throughout the University.
Objectives of the compensation Plan
It is the objective of the University to ensure that the compensation plan is fair, internally equitable, externally competitive, links pay to performance, and is widely understood and accepted by those it affects. The objectives are as follows:
To be Fair - A plan that is fair to both the individual and the University.
To be Internally Equitable - A fairness criterion that directs an employer to establish wage rates that correspond to each job's relative value to the organization.
To be Externally Competitive - Specific to a particular job, and the “market” for the skills needed. Pay ranges that are comparable to those offered by local and regional employers for similar positions.
To Link Pay and Performance - Individual performance, organizational performance, and the needs of the University will all be considered when determining pay.
To be Understood and Accepted - A commitment by the University to involve those most affected in the design of the compensation program.
The University of Texas at El Paso does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or in the provision of services.