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Human Resources

Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3638

Fax: 208-885-3602

Email: hr@uidaho.edu

Employee Classification

At the University of Idaho, both employees and positions have classifications. Classifications are organizational in nature, sorting employees and positions into various groups such as faculty, exempt, classified (non-exempt) or student/temporary, as well as by position type. However, neither the classification of the employee nor the classification of the position determines the basis of the market rate used in salary administration.

Learn more about the university’s classification system below.

Classification of University of Idaho staff employees depends on categorizations described by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) Human Resources Policies and Procedures (Section II). The FLSA describes employees as either “non-exempt” from overtime pay or “exempt” from overtime pay. The SBOE describes employees as either classified or exempt. U of I uses these two primary classifications for staff employees: All “classified” employees are eligible (“non-exempt”) for overtime pay, and all “exempt” employees are not eligible (“exempt”) for overtime pay. There are different HR policies for the two classifications.

Staff positions are also classified by the type of work and responsibilities contained within a given position. U of I follows the classification categories of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The position groups include:

0 Executives/Senior Officers & Managers
1 First/Mid-level Officers & Managers
2 Professionals
3 Technicians/Paraprofessionals
4 Sales Workers
5 Administrative Support Workers
6 Craft Workers
7 Operatives
8 Labors and Helpers
9 Service Workers

Please use the FLSA attachment to determine if a position is exempt or non-exempt.

The following links provide helpful resources for developing and maintaining job descriptions:

Human Resources has developed guidelines to help describe the differences between the five large groups of administrative positions.

Administrative Assistant: (3)

Duties may include:

  • Usually first line of contact
  • General office skills
  • Data entry
  • Information for students or other customers
  • Scheduling meetings
  • No supervision of other staff

Administrative Coordinator: (4)

Duties may include:

  • Some financial processing
  • Coordinates administrative activities
  • Correspondence
  • Mid-level manager assistance
  • Event coordination
  • Higher-level administrative work
  • Liaison for multiple departments
  • Supervising or leading other employees
  • Some external compliance

Administrative Specialist: (4)

Duties may include:

  • Perform administrative duties but primarily with less management assistance and more independent work
  • Titles formerly outside of the admin series

Administrative & Financial Specialist: (5)

Duties may include:

  • Primarily financial-related
  • Higher-level administrative work

Management Assistant: (5)

Duties may include:

  • Significant management responsibilities for or within a department
  • Assistance to high-level administrators
  • Managing and overseeing HR activity for unit
  • Interfacing with faculty, exempt and classified staff
  • Troubleshooting and resolving problems at a higher level

Administrative Support: Office/clerical/secretarial/customer service work, finance/accounting/budget work, program service support including some event planning/logistics, etc.

General Labor/Transport: Custodial/cleaning work, landscaping/general manual labor, dishwashing/kitchen cleanup, driving/delivery driving, general farm/field labor, etc.

Computer Technology: Network/desktop security/on-site computer service/technical support work, computer lab monitoring, on-call service, Web development/design, programming, database analysis work, Geographic Information Systems programming, etc.

Research Support: Laboratory/research/field work, Geographic Information Systems work, scientific/technical analyst work, non-scientific research and analysis work, etc.

Communications/Media: Publications work (online or print), reporting, promotions/marketing, editing (online, video, audio or print) work, fundraising, publishing, telephone interviewing, audio/video/print production work, etc.

Maintenance/Security: Semi-skilled to skilled labor/trades work, event set-up/security, painting, building/vehicle/motor pool maintenance work, parking attendant, HVAC/refrigeration/carpentry work, etc.

Academic/Student Support: Student advising, classroom assistance, tutors, models, activity leaders, student facilitators/advisers/chaperones/mentors, etc.

Human Services: Community or group education or advising, child care, water safety/CPR/first aid instructors, lifeguards, etc.

Retail/Sales: Ticket sales, retail sales, copy center sales, cashiers, etc. 

Human Resources

Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3638

Fax: 208-885-3602

Email: hr@uidaho.edu