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The University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) will revolutionize the way we think about professions and manage compensation at the UA. It is a two year initiative that will replace the current classified staff and appointed professional categories of employment with more modern, market-based job functions and families. Deliverables include:

  • A compensation philosophy and total rewards strategy that allow us to attract the talent necessary to deliver on the mission of the UA
  • Career models for the vast array of professions at the UA with level descriptors that make it possible to benchmark pay to the external market and manage like positions similarly across all locations
  • An annual lifecycle model for strategic compensation planning and management
  • Market-based salary ranges for all positions
  • Modernized policies and procedures to support the new system

News & Updates

What is Position Mapping?


Position mapping is the process that allows University of Arizona employees to provide direct feedback regarding their positions, and the roles and responsibilities they require.

HR Alliance: Updating Supervisor Field in UAccess


The University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) is fast-approaching the mapping phase, where employees in scope of UCAP will have their position mapped to a job in the new career architecture based on their responsibilities. To prepare for this step and to make sure that every employee is ready for mapping, we need your assistance in connecting all affected employees to the correct supervisor in UAccess Employee. 

UCAP Reaches Milestone With Draft of Job Functions and Families


This article first appeared on Lo Que Pasa.

A key milestone has been reached in the University Career Architecture Project, according to the Division of Human Resources.  

Working with the global consulting firm Mercer and synthesizing feedback from across the University, the project team has published a working draft of the job functions and families. The proposed structure can be viewed here.

Watch the UCAP Hosts Town Hall Discussions


The University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) is hosted a series of town halls in order to engage with employees regarding this exciting, two-year project. These discussions were part of several ongoing opportunities to participate in direct communication with members of the UCAP project team and advisory council, learn about how the project will benefit our community, and ask questions.

Mercer Named Consulting Partner


The University has selected Mercer Consulting to serve as the external consulting firm for the University Career Architecture Project.