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Working Titles: Classification & Compensation: University of Vermont

Working/Business Titles

To create a simpler and more flexible staff compensation system, UVM has a limited number of job standards and makes use of business titles, as appropriate.  

Business titles should be developed in the context of the following guidelines:

  1. Business titles should be consistent with other titles in higher education and throughout the University; therefore they must be approved by Classification & Compensation.

  2. Business titles will be used on business cards, job postings, and in the phone book. System titles will be used in the Human Resource Information System (HRS), position descriptions, and job standards. Business titles will appear on Personnel Action forms in addition to HRS titles.

  3. Business titles should describe the position responsibilities and reflect the job family to which the position has been assigned.

  4. Business titles should be short and should communicate an immediate understanding of the position. In order to be used in the phone book and/or on the web, titles should be short enough so that their abbreviated versions are understandable. (Our mainframe computer will limit the title/abbreviated title to 25 characters.)

  5. Business titles should not replicate an existing HRS title.

Following are examples of title ‘descriptors’ for each job family. These examples are just that: examples. This is not intended to represent a finite list from which to choose.

Executive/Managerial (E) Family Director
Manager
Supervisor
Professional (P) Family Officer
Analyst
Advisor
Counselor
Administrator
Developer
Technical (T) Family
Technician
Skilled Craft (K) Family
Assistant
Mechanic
Service & Maintenance (S) Family
Worker
Laborer
Specialist
Operator
Assistant
Clerical and Administrative Support (C) Family
Specialist
Assistant
Coordinator
Representative
 

Last modified December 12 2011 03:19 PM