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WORKSHOP – Public Sector Job Classification and Compensation

April 22 @ 8:30 am - April 23 @ 4:30 pm

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This is a two- day course designed to provide instruction on the philosophy, methodologies, and tools used to conduct classification and compensation studies in the public sector. You will discuss the value and purpose of a classification and compensation plan, basic allocation factors, steps in conducting a classification study, point factor methods, external and internal equity, and market rate comparisons.


  • Classification and salary structure development and maintenance
  • Pay philosophy and how it is used in decision making
  • Steps to conduct a job analysis for classification purposes
  • Job evaluation methodologies
  • Pros and cons of general vs. specialized classifications
  • How to write a classification specification
  • Designing total compensation survey instruments and labor markets
  • Identifying appropriate labor market for pay comparisons
  • Overview of point factor pay methodologies
  • Communicating classification and pay findings

About HR Academy: The HR Academy from CPS HR Consulting focuses on the unique field of human resources exclusively in the public sector. Taught by public-sector experts, the HR Academy is an innovative resource to help you develop the skills and practices of HR professionals.

About CPS HR Consulting: Established in 1985 as a self-supporting public agency, CPS HR Consulting provides a full range of integrated HR solutions to government and nonprofit clients.


April 22 @ 8:30 am
April 23 @ 4:30 pm
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