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New Mexico Highlands University: Classification and Compensation Study

Evergreen Solutions was engaged with New Mexico Highlands University to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study. The study included: an analysis of the ranking and rating of each job to the appropriate salary grade level to ensure fairness, internal equity, and pay range and a review to ensure positions were compliant with the Fair Labor Standards Act; an analysis of the University’s salary structure and existing position titles to propose recommendations for external competitiveness so that the University might be able to attract and retain well-qualified employees that reflected not only to job titles but duties and responsibilities of the job description; development of a compensation philosophy and compensation plan based on Highlands University strategic priorities ensuring alignment with Highlands’ mission, vision, and values; implementation of a maintenance plan for Highlands University that would keep job descriptions and salaries current and competitive; and recommendations for updating the University’s policies and procedures.