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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART III. HUMAN RESOURCES
DIVISION I EMPLOYMENT, GENERAL

(Revised to conform to State Board of Regents Merit System effective 1/1/72; amended 9/93; 10/94)
CHAPTER 3: PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC STAFF

3.1 The Relationship of Professional and Scientific Staff Members to the University of Iowa
3.2 Performance Review for University Staff
3.3 Guidelines for Employment of Professional and Scientific Research Staff Members
3.4 Classification Review of Professional and Scientific (P&S) Staff Positions
3.5 Procedures for Creating a New Professional and Scientific Job Classification or Modifying the Pay Level of an Existing Classification
3.6 Classification Review of a Merit Position to a Professional and Scientific (P&S) Staff Position

3.1 THE RELATIONSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC STAFF MEMBERS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.
(Amended 9/93; 10/94; 12/94; 9/1/98; 7/1/99; 5/00; 3/02; 9/02; 5/04; 11/04; 8/05; 4/06; 7/06; 12/06; 7/08; 4/09; 11/09; 12/10; 5/11; 6/11; 8/11; 10/31/11; 7/12; 8/12; 6/13)

3.2 PERFORMANCE REVIEW FOR UNIVERSITY STAFF.
(Enacted 6/22/92; amended 1/02; 6/05; 8/05; 2/07; 5/07; 8/13)

Note: Effective August 2013, this policy has been changed. For the most current version without redlining, return to III-3.2.

3.3 GUIDELINES FOR EMPLOYMENT OF PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH STAFF MEMBERS.
(Enacted 12/94, Staff Council, Office of the Vice President for Research; amended 7/1/99)

3.4 CLASSIFICATION REVIEW OF PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC (P&S) STAFF POSITIONS.
(11/1/96; amended 7/1/99; 11/04; 8/05; 3/06; 7/06; 12/06; 1/08; 5/10; 10/31/11)

Purpose. The University of Iowa professional and scientific classification system was established to meet the needs for employing staff with the appropriate mix of skills to meet the multiple missions of all University entities and to ensure that staff are appropriately and equitably classified and recognized for their contributions. Each classification has an approved University title, although specific working titles also may be designed within employing units. It is the responsibility of departments/administrative units to determine unit requirements as they relate to the number of staff and the classification mix necessary to effectively operate the unit. This policy addresses the process for seeking and conducting a classification review based upon a change of duties and responsibilities of a filled position.

3.5 PROCEDURES FOR CREATING A NEW PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC JOB CLASSIFICATION OR MODIFYING THE PAY LEVEL OF AN EXISTING CLASSIFICATION.*
(5/00; 11/04; 10/31/11)

New P&S classifications or modifications of pay levels of existing classifications are initiated by University Human Resources or a major organizational unit.

*Note: These procedures affect all incumbents of the classification. For review of the classification of an individual position, see III-3.4 Classification Review of Professional and Scientific (P&S) Staff Positions.
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3.6 CLASSIFICATION REVIEW OF A MERIT POSITION TO A PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC (P&S) STAFF POSITION.
(1/03; 11/04; 8/05; 3/06; 7/06; 12/06; 4/09; 11/09; 5/10; 10/31/11)