Classification and Salary Administration

The University of South Alabama has established staff position classification and salary plans consisting of staff classifications for all locations.

Staff positions are assigned position classification titles and salary ranges and most have corresponding written classification specifications (job summaries) which describe the general duties and responsibilities of the position classification and the established minimum training and experience requirements.

Procedures have been established to classify new positions and to reclassify existing ones when there is a significant change in essential functions and responsibilities. Salary rates for each classification are reviewed periodically.

All position classifications have been assigned exempt or non-exempt status under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Non-exempt personnel must be given equal time off in the same work week or must be paid one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for all hours worked over 40 hours in the regular work week. The accrual of compensatory time (comp time) is not permitted under any circumstance at the University of South Alabama. Additionally, work is to be performed on the jobsite and not at home.

If you are promoted to another staff position at a higher level, you may be eligible to receive up to a 10 percent salary increase or the minimum salary of the new position classification, whichever is higher. If your training and experience substantially exceed the minimum qualifications for the position, you may be eligible to receive a promotional salary increase greater than 10 percent, not to exceed the maximum hire rate of the new position. However, in all cases of promotion, transfers or demotions, the new salary is subject to budgetary restrictions of the hiring department.

The University of South Alabama (USA) does not provide any commission or incentive-based compensation to individuals based directly or indirectly on their success in enrolling students. The USA Human Resources Department subscribes to section 487(a)(20) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) which prohibits incentive-based compensation to employees for securing student enrollments or awarding Title IV finds.*

*An exception to the above includes use of a limited number of certified agents/agencies for the specific purpose of outreach and enrollment of international students. Such international students must meet all admission requirements and be issued a temporary education visa to enter the country and study at USA.