Compensation & Classification

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi values its most important asset, its employees, in support of the University's mission. Human Resources partners with leadership to provide a competitive compensation program, which includes pay, benefits, recognition programs, and employee development. 

Compensation Program Elements

The University strives to provide compensation for staff that are both externally competitive with the relevant market and internally aligned with other individuals, who have similar responsibilities and demonstrated competencies and experience.

The Human Resources department analyzes information in support of recommendations for individual salary adjustments. Human Resources will facilitate the adjustments in pay level for all non-faculty employees, including merit increases, promotion, career advancement, and other salary adjustments.  Staff positions at TAMUCC have a position description that includes its formal job title and department, primary purpose, essential functions, and minimum qualifications.

Classification Procedure Overview

Human Resources coordinates position review and classification matters, including establishing new positions and reviewing existing positions for appropriate placement within the pay plan.  In the classification process, a position description is prepared by a departmental lead, reviewed by administrators, and submitted to HR where it is associated with a formal job classification.  The exemption status under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act is also evaluated during the classification process. 

All position descriptions are maintained in the Islander Jobs online system. 

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi does not discriminate in making pay decisions based on:

  • race
  • color
  • sex
  • religion
  • national origin
  • age
  • disability
  • genetic information
  • veteran status
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an at-will employer. The University or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time or for any cause that is compliant with federal and state law.