The New Framework is Here

Check your IU email for a message from IU Human Resources dated February 22. It includes your job function, job family, career level, and system title. If you have questions about the information or don’t have email access, contact your leader or local Human Resources representative. Use the IU Career Navigator tool to see where your role fits inside the framework, then explore the framework to uncover development opportunities. Visit the new career planning at IU website for help in plotting your unique career path at IU.

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Rethinking Careers at IU

Indiana University Human Resources conducted a thorough review and redesign of IU’s classification structure for appointed staff positions. With university-wide input, the Job Framework Redesign Project retired existing classification structures—alongside outdated labels like professional, service, and support—and introduced a job framework that is clear, consistent, and transparent.

This modern framework accurately reflects our workforce and features easily navigated career paths that empower staff to self-direct their careers while strengthening IU’s ability to retain, attract, and inspire talent. The new framework supports current and prospective staff employees, who make it possible for IU to fulfill the promise of being a world leader in education.

The new job framework launched on February 21, 2021. This website contains information to help you understand how the new framework’s construction allows you to explore career opportunities at IU in a new way.

A better way to explore careers at IU is here.

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Timeline of Recent & Upcoming Events

October/November 2020

Leader Mapping Validation

Leaders reviewed and validated mapping of staff positions as needed in partnership with their HR professionals. Project updates shared with staff.

January 2021

Information Sessions for Leaders & Employee Updates

Zoom sessions for leaders to introduce resources to assist in answering questions and guiding employee conversations before and during rollout. Continued updates shared with staff.

February 2021

New Job Framework Launch

A new, transparent job framework for staff employees launches. Career development at IU will be easier to navigate, with tools to help staff and managers make decisions.


Phase Two of Framework Rollout

Updated market-based salary ranges will be incorporated into the new framework at a yet-to-be-determined date.

Project Benefits

  • Appointed staff employees and managers have a new, transparent job framework, with clearly and consistently defined jobs, levels, and role descriptors.
  • Appointed staff employees have tools that empower them to see how their job relates to other jobs and explore career development at IU.
  • Managers have the resources and ability to make well-informed decisions about pay and promotional opportunities for their employees.

What this project means for you:

Your job stays the same, but you have a clearer picture of your job and how it relates to other jobs, your individual career path, and opportunities for development and growth at Indiana University. No employees will lose their jobs and base salary will not be reduced as a result of this project. Academic positions will not be evaluated as part of the project.

This project DOES NOT:

  • Change base salary
  • Change job duties
  • Impact the importance of any jobs at IU
  • Eliminate jobs