Starting Rate of Pay - P&S

Effective: Moved to Policy Library from UPM 4.4(3)
Updated/Revised: April 1, 2017
Contact: University Human Resources (UHR) Classification and Compensation Office

Please review THIS PROPOSED REVISION OF THE STARTING RATE OF PAY - P&S POLICY [PDF]. Submit your comments and questions to by June 5, 2020.


This policy applies to ISU employees within the Professional and Scientific (P&S) classification system.

Policy Statement

A new P&S appointee should ordinarily be hired within the hiring range (e.g., first third) of the respective pay grade, allowing for variations within the first third of the pay grade justified on the basis of prior experience or market conditions. Salary offers above the first third of the position's pay grade require prior approval by University Human Resources Classification and Compensation (UHRCC). Requests will be reviewed based on evidence of market conditions and/or on the exceptional qualifications and experience of the selected candidate, and the requested salary will be evaluated in relation to the salaries of employees in comparable positions within the university.

If the employing department disagrees with the recommendation of UHRCC, an appeal may be made to the appropriate senior vice president.