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Policy No: 1007
Effective Date: 10/31/08
Revised Date: 11/13/15
Reviewed Date: 11/10/15

Compensation Administration Policy


1.1 To establish the policy regarding the basis and methodology for classification and compensation of University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) employees.


2.1 The UNMC NU Values Compensation Administration policy is applicable to all UNMC Office/Service and Managerial/Professional positions. This policy is not applicable to Faculty, Academic Administration, and other Academic positions.

Basis of the Policy

3.1 University of Nebraska Administration Human Resources Handbook for Policies

Authorities and Administration

4.1 The UNMC Director of Strategic Staffing and Compensation is responsible for the administration, implementation, and maintenance of the NU Values program at the campus level in consultation with the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Executive Director of Human Resources and the Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance.
4.2 At the University system level, the Vice President of Business and Finance, upon the advice and consultation from the Council of Business Officers, is responsible for the content of the NU Values Program. The Director of Human Resources at Central Administration is responsible for the system-wide administration of the NU Values Program to include ongoing development and maintenance activities.
4.3 Revisions or amendments to the NU Values Program are made through recommendations to the Vice President of Business and Finance from the Director of Human Resources at Central Administration and the campus Human Resources Directors. Actions taken by the Vice President of Business and Finance are taken with the advice and consultation of the Council of Business Officers.
4.4 The Strategic Staffing and Compensation Division is available for consultation on any compensation transaction. There are circumstances which require Strategic Staffing and Compensation Division involvement. Those circumstances are specified in UNMC Procedures No. 1007, Compensation Administration.


5.1 It is the policy of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to provide competitive compensation levels to support the ability to attract, motivate, and retain qualified employees. The University of Nebraska Medical Center NU Values Compensation Administration policy provides a basis for market relevance and internal equity in pay decisions; as well as the growth and development of employees.
5.2 Jobs at UNMC are categorized into Job Families, defined as a group of jobs related by their common vocations or professions and having a continuum of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Each Job Family is assigned a market competitive pay band, within which, employees are compensated.

Pay Transparency Statement

6.1 The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by UNMC, or (c) consistent with the UNMC’s legal duty to furnish information.

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