Compensation Program Resources

Kennesaw State University’s Staff Compensation Program was approved by the University System of Georgia (USG) and was implemented July 1, 2023.  This is a dynamic compensation program designed to ensure that KSU can continue to attract, retain, and grow the staff required to fulfill our mission and realize our vision of becoming a nationally prominent R2 institution.   

As outlined in the Staff Compensation Philosophy, we strive to adhere to four key objectives:  transparency, equitable pay, career path opportunities, and recognition.  In an effort to maintain KSU’s commitment to these objectives, we are changing the existing compensation review process.   

  • Effective April 1, 2024, compensation reviews will be conducted on a quarterly basis and will become a more strategic effort that includes proactively identifying recruitment and retention challenges. 
  • Compensation reviews will include a full analysis of the market, staff experience and budget availability.  
  • Once the Human Resources compensation team has conducted its analysis, the newly formed Staff Compensation Advisory Team will review the information and determine the appropriate compensation adjustments.   

This process overhaul aims to ensure that KSU is strategically deploying its resources to attract and retain talented staff. Further, the enhanced process will allow for every staff position to undergo a comprehensive review at least once during a three-year review period. 

The Staff Compensation Advisory Team will consist of key representatives from various areas: Human Resources, Fiscal Services, Academic Affairs, and Auxiliaries. Subject-matter experts may be added to the team as needed.  This team will meet on a quarterly basis. 

Below are the process resources and supporting documents needed for compensation evaluation requests.


All position evaluations must be approved by departmental/divisional leadership prior to submitting to Human Resources.  All Academic and Administrative Units reporting to the Provost must submit any request to the  Academic Strategy and Finance prior to sending it to their HR Business Partner.  

If you are reviewing a current job description listed in the Online Job Description Library, please contact your HR Business Partner for the Word version so Track Changes can be used.

If you need to create an Addendum for a Standard Job, please use the Job Description Addendum template.

Should you need assistance with any request, please contact your HR Business Partner.

Policies and Legal Requirements

All compensation services must comply with KSU and USG policies as well as federal and state laws and regulations. The following information outlines the main laws which guide our policies and services.