Appeal of a job's grade placement is made to one of three teams whose members are selected by the vice presidents. Appeals can be made only via the written appeal form available on the HR Forms page. There are no restrictions on the basis for an appeal. However we recommend the following steps.
The appeal team will be provided a copy of the JPQ to review along with the appeal form. If you need a copy of the JPQ, call HR Services at 387-3620.
The reasons for appeal will most likely be varied. The following examples cite the more typical rationales for appeal. You may use any of the rationales listed below, a combination of them, or any other basis for appeal that you feel is appropriate.
Clarification or change to the JPQ
On the appeal form, you may clarify, add, expand upon or update any item listed on the JPQ.
Comparison to another position
If the basis for the appeal is comparison to another position on campus, we recommend you review the JPQ on file in Human Resources for that position. Position comparisons are usually best when both positions are in the same job family. In your appeal, reference the other position by number and your rationale for comparison.
A supervisor may make an appointment with HR Services to review the benchmark information for the position. Supervisors may review the surveys used to market price the position.
Appeal teams review the appeal form and the JPQ and then use a "paired comparison" process to reach their decisions. This process allows for comprehensive comparisons of University positions on the basis of knowledge, skills, and abilities; impact and accountability; autonomy; and work environment. For more information about these factors, please click here.
For an overview of the evaluation appeal process, please click here.