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12. Job Groups

UHV has grouped its job titles into job groups based on similarity of content, opportunities and wage rates. Similarity of content refers to the duties and responsibilities of the job titles within the job group. Similarity of opportunities refers to training, transfers, promotions, pay, mobility, and other career enhancement opportunities offered by jobs within the job group. UHV has considered the size of its workforce and the structure of its compensation system when evaluating the degree of similarity in wage rates appropriate for job group formation.

  1. Job Group Formation

    For the purposes of conducting meaningful workforce analysis, all active job titles are grouped by duties within the broad occupational categories of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System maintained by the U.S. Department of Education, known as the EEO categories. Development of the UHS’ AAP job groups was consistent with the following guidelines:

    1. Jobs within a group have similar content, wage rates and opportunities;
    2. Jobs with substantially different qualifications should not be combined;
    3. Job groups should reflect, as closely as possible, the logical structure inherent to the organization;
    4. Entry-level jobs should not be grouped with higher-level jobs and jobs within a formal career ladder should not be combined into the same job group; and,
    5. Each job group should be large enough to facilitate meaningful statistical Analysis.
  2. EEO Categories Used for Job Group Formation

    The six broad occupational EEO categories shown below were used as a starting point for subdividing UHS’ active job titles into job groups for the purpose of the annual AAP.

    1. EEO Category H10: Executive, Administrative and Managerial

      Includes persons whose assignments require primary responsibility for management of the institution. Incumbents exercise a large amount of discretion and independent judgment. This category includes President, Vice President, Associate Vice President, and Executive Director.

    2. EEO Category H20: Faculty

      Includes persons whose specific assignments are to conduct instruction and research and who hold academic-rank titles of Dean, professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, or lecturer or equivalent.

    3. EEO Category H30: Professional Staff

      Includes persons whose assignments require either a college degree or experience of such kind and amount as to provide a comparable background

    4. EEO Category H40: Office and Clerical Staff

      All persons whose assignments typically are associated with clerical activities or are specifically of an office or facility administrative support role. This category includes personnel who are responsible for internal and external communications, recording and retrieval of data (other than computer programmers) and/or information and other processes required in an office. Titles such as admissions/records analyst, senior secretary, and office assistant are included in this category.

    5. EEO Category H60: Craft and Skilled Workers

      All persons whose assignments typically require special manual skills and a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved in the work, acquired through on-the-job training and experience or through apprenticeship or other formal training programs. This category includes one carpenter.

    6. EEO Category H70: Service Workers and Semi-Skilled Workers

      All persons whose assignments require limited degrees of previously acquired skills and knowledge and in which workers perform duties that result in or contribute to the comfort, convenience and hygiene of personnel and the student body or that contribute to the upkeep and care of buildings, facilities or grounds of the institutional property. This category includes such titles as custodian and groundskeeper.

Placement of Incumbents in Job Groups

Pursuant to 41 C.F.R. § 60-2.13, UHV has separately stated the number of women and minorities employed in each job group. A complete list of job titles for each job group can be found in Appendix C.

Job Group Analysis

In accordance with 41 C.F.R. § 60-2.12, UHS has prepared a job group analysis for UHV that combines titles into job groups based on similarity of content, wage rates and opportunities. Similarity of content refers to the duties and responsibilities of the job titles within the job group. Similarity of opportunities refers to training, transfers, promotions, pay, mobility, and other career enhancement opportunities offered by jobs within the job group. UHV considered the size of its workforce and the structure of its compensation system when evaluating the degree of similarity in wage rates appropriate for job group formation.

The Job Group Analysis Summary can be found in Appendix D and provides the summary Job Group Analysis data and the percentages of women and minorities within each job group.