Transforming Our Job Structure (Job Family Structure Project)

Purdue University is transitioning to a new job family structure that will be implemented in January 2019 with the upgrade from SAP to SuccessFactors. The career framework and compensation structure is organized by career streams, career levels, job family, sub-families and jobs. Although all positions will be organized in the new structure, this change primarily impacts staff positions.

Why is Purdue transitioning to a new structure?

Our staff employees make up 75% of our workforce and they are experiencing:

  • Inconsistency in jobs and titles across departments and units
  • Lack of clarity on their current role and where it fits within the broader University structure
  • No transparency into potential career paths, promotional opportunities or requirements for advancement
  • Inconsistent pay practices, and no defined philosophy for pay decisions

What is the job family structure?

  • The job family structure lays the foundation for the rest of Purdue’s talent philosophy.
  • It creates the structural base so we can start to imagine a future state in which we have clearly defined pay for performance standards, career pathing and promotion guidelines.
  • This project is an investment in our people, and the future of employment at Purdue.
  • Once the foundation has been built, we will rely on our leaders and managers to keep the integrity of the structure in place through strict governance of titling, leveling and compensation practices.

Will pay or benefits change when we transition to the new job family structure?

  • There are no changes to an employee’s current pay or benefit package.  
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