Mercer, a global human capital consulting firm, is evaluating our current classification system and reviewing pay structures relative to the market. Mercer is working with us to develop recommendations based on best practices and internal collaboration in order to address current conditions as mandated by the State Legislature.


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The HR FACTS website is your primary source of information regarding West Virginia's public higher education compensation study. On this site, you will find information and updates regarding the study and, ultimately, key findings and next steps, making this the central hub for tools and resources that can be accessed by all stakeholders.

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The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia (CTCS) have launched a compensation study of all classified jobs (non-faculty and non-classified jobs). The State Legislature passed a bill that requires us to have a job classification system with pay ranges that are tied to the market. This provides us with an opportunity to refresh our current system, which is outdated in both data and methodology.

Possible changes to the compensation and classification program may arise based on the results of the study; however, the main purpose is to ensure consistency and uniformity across the systems.

By better aligning with what other organizations are paying for similar jobs, we will be able to competitively attract, retain and reward our people. As we continue to grow and look toward the future, we will be better positioned to help our institutions understand how to use the dollars they have now by removing the restrictions from the current structure.