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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

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.

Project Aims to Clarify Compensation Guidelines and Career Paths for APs and Staff


This article first appeared on Lo Que Pasa.

The Division of Human Resources has officially launched the University Career Architecture Project, which will better define nonacademic job titles, support career progression, and better match compensation practices with those used outside the University. The project will last approximately two years and is aimed at keeping the UA competitive relative to peer institutions and other organizations with which the University competes for talent.