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Salary Administration Process

The downtown Providence riverwalk, which runs alongside the hear of RISD campus

Salary administration is the process by which RISD determines and manages pay.  Our salary administration process begins with a job description, which is a document used to identify and clearly articulate the key duties, responsibilities, and qualifications necessary to perform the job. (See job description form.)

Once a manager writes or updates a job description and it is approved in accordance with the position approval process, Human Resources will evaluate the job in order to determine:

  • the exemption status (salaried or hourly paid) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • the grade assignment
  • other jobs at RISD considered comparable under the Rhode Island Pay Equity Act
  • the corresponding pay range

Managers should initiate job evaluations for new positions and when an existing employee’s job functions have changed by 20% or more.