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Compensation & Organizational Effectiveness

At Kansas State University, compensation is more than just pay, it's about total rewards.  Learn more about the compensation structure and total rewards at K-State. 

Compensation StructurePosition DescriptionsStaff Pay Grades
Job FamiliesComp Structure Glossary 


Resources for Managers

View the Guidelines for Managing Staff Pay online training to learn more about using pay ranges, working titles and when to request a position reclassification. Resources and tools presented in this training are made available for download, as well as provided below.

Helpful Tools

Compensation Structure Resources for Managers

Best Compensation Practices for Hiring

Educational Equivalency

Managing Pay within the Range

Request for Reclassification


Contact Information


Marci Ritter,
Compensation and Organizational Effectiveness Manager

Emma McElhaney Parsley, Compensation Analyst

Bekkah Landoll,
Compensation Analyst

Sarah Coomer,
Talent and Compensation Coordinator



  • Position Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance
    • FLSA Eligibility Determinations
  • Organizational Effectiveness
    • Organizational Structure Research
    • Reorganization Consultation
  • Training
    • FLSA: What You Need to Know
    • Writing Position Descriptions
    • Navigating the Reorganization Process

Additional Resources