Classified staff positions are grouped or classed, under the Arkansas Uniform Classification and Compensation Act, with positions that have similar duties and responsibilities and that require similar knowledge, abilities, skills, education, and experience. These positions range from clerical/secretarial, accountants, computer technicians/analyst, custodial/maintenance workers, and skilled trades.
Non-classified staff positions are not assigned to a pay grade, but each non-classified title has a maximum salary for each year of the biennium, called a line-item maximum, which is specified in the campus appropriations act. The actual pay for each non-classified position is determined by the university and department budget and by the employee’s qualifications. Faculty titles and most administrative titles are also non-classified.