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HR Compensation & Classification

Debbie Ennis
Compensation Specialist

The City of Norman employs more than 800 full-time employees and an average of 130 temporary employees during the summer months in a variety of areas and functions. Each job is included in a classification that defines its job description and level in the organization. The system of classifications partners with our compensation structure to determine pay levels and ensures that the employees are properly classified and compensated.

We routinely conduct studies of positions and make recommendations on proper job classifications and wages, as well as write and revise job descriptions. The City of Norman uses a "point factor" job evaluation system that consists of three elements common to all jobs--know-how, problem solving, and accountability. The scope of the Compensation & Classification section includes the responsibility for updating and maintaining the city's Pay Plan as well as administrative regulations that relate to classification and compensation. Additionally, we conduct and respond to salary and benefit surveys, provide advice on FLSA issues, and support labor negotiations with the City's unions.

Staff is responsible for processing all personnel transactions (pay increases, promotions, separations, new hires, etc.) and maintaining the integrity of all computerized and physical employment records. We are also responsible for employment verifications and other requests for employment information. Staff coordinates with departments and other divisions of Human Resources to ensure that employee records are updated and accurate.