VII-9.11 - POLICY ON PAY ADMINISTRATION FOR EXEMPT POSITIONS

(Approved by the Board of Regents on December 3, 1999, 
EFFECTIVE January 2 and January 12, 2000)


I.  PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY

    This policy governs the pay administration for positions in 
    the Exempt group and applies to all Exempt employees of the 
    University System of Maryland.

II. PRINCIPLES

    The University System of Maryland is composed of 13 distinct 
    and complementary institutions united by the mission of 
    advancing education, research and service.  Each institution
    will compensate employees according to the following principles:

    A. Market Based - Pay ranges and structures shall be appropriately 
       competitive within each institution's respective employment
       market.

    B. Internal Job Value - Assignment of jobs to pay ranges 
       will reflect the relative value of jobs within each 
       institution.

    C. Individual Pay - Employees will be paid according to job 
       value and their contribution to the institution's mission.

III. PROGRAM DESIGN

     Each Institution is responsible for design of a Pay 
     Administration Program for exempt positions consistent 
     with the principles delineated in Section II above.  
     This program will be submitted to the Chancellor for 
     approval prior to implementation.

IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES:

     Each Chief Executive Officer shall identify his/her designee(s) 
     as appropriate for this policy; shall develop procedures as
     necessary to implement this policy; shall communicate this 
     policy and applicable procedures to his/her institutional 
     community.  Prior to the initial implementation of the 
     Exempt Pay program, each Institution shall forward a copy 
     of such procedures to the Chancellor for approval.

REPLACEMENT FOR:

     Additionally, this policy supersedes, in whole or in part, 
     any policy(ies) and/or procedure(s) established by the 
     Regents, Trustees, Presidents, or their designees, of the 
     former institutions of the University of Maryland, and of 
     the former State Universities and Colleges, and of the 
     Regents of the University System of Maryland that are in 
     conflict with this policy's purpose, applicability, or 
     intent, that may have been overlooked and not included as 
     a specific citation under Replacement For.