Supervising Employees

Supervisors at the University of Arkansas are responsible for hiring, managing, developing and evaluating appointed or hourly employees assigned to them. It is the responsibility of the supervisor to set expectations for employee performance, provide the necessary resources for employees to complete their work, monitor employee progress and offer regular feedback.

Classified Positions

Classified positions are grouped or classified by the Arkansas Uniform Classification and Compensation Act with positions that have similar duties and responsibilities, and require similar knowledge, abilities, skills, education, and experience. Each classification is assigned to one of 30 pay grades.

All exempt and non-exempt classified position descriptions and evaluations are managed through PeopleAdmin. The date for an employee evaluation is determined by the employee’s merit eligibility date. Follow the instructions for completing an evaluation

Classified employees with a 50% or greater appointment are benefits-eligible.

Nonclassified Positions

Nonclassified positions are not assigned to a pay grade; nonclassified position salaries are determined by the university and departmental budget, by the employee's qualifications, and within line-item maximums. Examples of nonclassified titles include faculty, most administrators, project/program titles, and research titles.

All nonclassified position descriptions are managed through PeopleAdmin; managing evaluations for nonclassified staff positions in PeopleAdmin is encouraged, but not required.

Nonclassified employees with a 50% or greater appointment are benefits-eligible.

Extra Help Hourly Positions

Extra help hourly employees are hired on a temporary as-needed basis and may not work more than 1,250 hours in a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Hourly employees are paid semi-monthly and are benefits-ineligible except for holiday pay (available for non-students). Temporary employment classification descriptions are matched to a starting and maximum hourly pay grid. Hourly employees are eligible to participate in the employee development program.

Supervisor Resources

The Staff Handbook provides information about university policies and procedures related to employment, employee benefits, and programs and services available to supervisors and staff.  Additional policies related to supervising staff are available in Fayetteville Policies and Procedures. Policies on faculty employment can be found in Academic Policies.

The Supervisor Development Program is designed to educate participants about the skills, knowledge and resources needed to be effective in leading and coaching other employees, while maintaining compliance with federal and state laws and university procedures.