PSRP Classification and Compensation Study

View the new classification structure and pay ranges on the PSRP Classifications page.


In 2014, Madison College contracted with Fox Lawson & Associates LLC to conduct a classification and compensation study.

Study objectives:

  1. Create a classification and compensation system that supports the College's goal to recruit, select, motivate, and retain well-qualified employees
  2. Produce an understandable and transparent system that enables career growth and development
  3. Develop a compensation structure that is reflective and competitive with the labor market


Mike Verdoorn, Project Manager at Fox Lawson provided consulting services to conduct the study. The study had two components. The first was to review all job functions to ensure staff is appropriately classified and to update class specifications. The second component of this study was to review classified compensation in order to determine if compensation is both internally equitable and externally competitive in the market.

Study phases:

  • Phase I - Project Initiation and Strategy/Philosophy Development – This phase included a review of Madison College’s current classification and compensation philosophy and development of a new or revised philosophy.
  • Phase II - Classification Study – Job descriptions were updated to reflect changes in duties or responsibilities.
    Job Evaluation – This phase applied a job evaluation methodology to ensure internal equity based on the level of responsibility and decision-making requirements of jobs.
  • Phase III – Market Study – This phase examined comparable colleges and employers.  The result is a sound compensation structure, which is competitive with comparable organizations.
  • Phase IV – Final Report