Compensation Policies

Pay Policy for Classified Employees

Revision: June 2011, DSCS Approved: July 6, 2011

Title Salary Administration [Administrative and Professional Employees]

PS-20, Revision: PS0020.R05, Effective: Oct. 1, 1993

Additional Compensation Limits

PS-43, Revision: PS0043.R03, Effective: May, 16, 1995 

Classification and Pay Schedules

Classified/Civil Service Employees: Title and pay are determined in accordance with a statewide classification and pay plan established by the Louisiana Department of Civil Service. The title is a reflection of the duties and responsibilities described in the position description forwarded by LSU to civil service. The level of pay for each job title is determined by civil service on the basis of education and experience required, supervisory responsibility, job contacts, job impact and complexity, work environment and physical demands.

  • Classified/civil service employees in a nonexempt job are eligible to be compensated for overtime at a premium rate (time-and-a-half compensatory time or time-and-a-half paid).
  • Classified employee in an exempt job may be compensated for overtime at a straight time rate (hour-for-hour compensatory time or regular-rate paid). PS-61, Overtime Policy, outlines policy details.

Academic and Professional Employees: The university maintains a title and pay system for academic and professional employees based on the duties, responsibilities and qualification requirements contained in position descriptions. Academic and professional employees are not eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time.