HR Units

Human Resources

Office Location
415 West 6th Street
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332
Phone: (208) 885-3609
Fax: (208) 885-3602

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Department Phone List

Employment Services

Office Location
415 West 6th Street
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332
Phone: (208) 885-3609
Fax: (208) 885-3602

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Department Phone List

Payroll Services

Office Location
415 West 6th Street
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332
Phone: (208) 885-3609
Fax: (208) 885-3864

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Department Phone List

Benefits Services

Office Location
415 West 6th Street
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332
Phone: (208) 885-3697
Fax: (800) 646-6174

General Email

Department Phone List

PDL

Office Location
Administration Building
Room 216 - 220
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3166
Moscow, ID 83844-3166

Phone: (208) 885-2322
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Classification

University of Idaho employees are categorized as faculty, exempt, classified or student/temporary. Employment Services, within Human Resources, determines the classification of all jobs (except faculty, which the Provost Office defines) at the University of Idaho.

The classification of a job determines job title, overtime status, and pay grade. The position class is a broad category in which similar positions are grouped together based on overall job responsibilities and/or type of services they provide.

  • Employee Classification Definitions
    ClassificationDefinition
    Classified Hourly positions in a variety of categories including, but not limited to, skilled crafts, service/maintenance, clerical/secretarial, and technical/paraprofessional.
    Non-Faculty Exempt (NFE)/Administrative Salaried positions including administrative and professional (exempt) level positions that are exempt from overtime regulations.
    Faculty Faculty positions may include the following, but not limited to, professors, instructors, and lecturers.
    Student/Temporary On-Campus Employment Temporary and/or on-campus student positions. These positions are temporary in nature with no expectation of continued employment. Employees that perform full- and part-time temporary work are critical to the University of Idaho’s daily operations. This group of employees is comprised of students and non-students. A temporary hourly position is established when there is a temporary or intermittent need for services not expected to exceed 1385 hours per calendar year.
  • Temporary Position Title Guidelines

    Temporary positions are titled using the following classification guidelines. These classifications simplify the type of position that is posted for hiring departments and applicants. The department then chooses whatever working title they wish to help define the job.


    Titles/Classifications Types of positions usually found in this classification
    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 work, Dishwashing/Kitchen Clean-up, Driving/Deliver Driving work, General Farm/Field Labor, etc.
    Computer Technology Network/Desktop Security/Onsite Computer Service/Technical Support work, Computer Lab Monitoring, On-Call Service, Web Development/Design, Programming, Database Analysis work, GIS programming, etc.
    Research Support Laboratory/Research/Field work, Geographic Information System 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/Advisors/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.
  • Job Description Resources

    Results-Oriented Job Descriptions serve as the foundation for establishing an employee's performance standards and supports the employee's understanding of why their work is important to the overall mission of the University of Idaho.

  • Reclassification for New Duties

    Deciding Between Temporary Pay Adjustment and Reclassification

    Additional compensation and recognition is naturally expected when an employee has taken on additional duties. The process for providing these benefits requires some careful thought. This decision flow is intended to guide managers to the best solution for the circumstances.


    Temporary New Duties Permanent New Duties
    More Responsibility Same Responsibility More Responsibility Same Responsibility
    Temporary Pay Adjustment
    Temporary higher duties assumed by the employee for a specified period of time.  
    Additional Compensation or Overtime
    Payment for services beyond the primary scope of responsibilities or appointment. See FSH 3440 and APM 50.11
    Reclassification
    Permanent, higher level duties assumed by an employee needs to be submitted to Human Resources for review. See FSH 3360 and APM 50.51
    Merit Increase
    Permanent duties assumed by an employee that fall within the current title and job duties. Merit increases are to be given during the salary setting process.
  • How a Classification System is Maintained
    A well-maintained classification system provides many advantages to an organization, and is maintained in three key ways.