At the University of Pittsburgh, we maintain and administer a compensation program that attracts, rewards, and retains a well-qualified workforce. The Compensation department is accountable for reviewing and maintaining the Staff Compensation Structure and the University’s pay structure. Compensation also develops strategies to assist in meeting business objectives while being fiscally responsible and compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.

In addition to being the foremost authority on wage and salary administration, Compensation also provides tools and resources to managers, helping them make appropriate pay decisions and compensation strategies.

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Staff Compensation Structure

Pitt’s Staff Compensation Structure is designed to help attract, retain, and motivate qualified individuals by providing salaries that reflect internal equity, external competitiveness, and individual performance.

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Pay Administration Guidelines for Staff

This set of pay administration guidelines for staff assists supervisors in making sound compensation decisions under the Staff Compensation Structure.

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Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a Federal Labor Law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, record keeping, and child labor standards for employees. The law establishes the tests for determining whether an employee is subject to or exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. 

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Compensation Resources

Compensation Resources references University policies regarding employment statuses, wages, time off, workweeks, and more. Timekeeping guidelines and information on Pitt Worx, the University's human resources and payroll system, are also referenced.

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