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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

Watch the position mapping webinars


These webinars were recorded during the live sessions - click here for a pdf of the presentation deck

Have a question? Check out the FAQs, position mapping resources, or email

The UCAP Position Mapping Crosswalk Worksheet is now available


The UCAP Position Mapping Crosswalk Worksheet is now available. To download the Position Mapping Crosswalk Worksheet, click here.

Register for a live, interactive position mapping webinar


The University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) is hosting a series of interactive webinars in order to engage with employees and supervisors during the mapping phase of the project.

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.