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Job Family Framework


Job Family Framework

The Job Family Framework helps to group jobs by the nature of the work, rather than by the organizational or reporting structure. Your peers within your department are likely part of the same job family as you, and may be part of the same job function. 


The Job Family Framework consists of three different classifications: job families, job functions and job categories. The Job Family Framework helps to group jobs by the nature of the work, rather than by the organizational or reporting structure.


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Job Families

Job families are groups of jobs that are similar in the field/profession of the work and core accountabilities.

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Job Functions

Job functions are sub-sets within a Job family and are used to further group jobs.

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Job Categories

Job categories describe the overall nature of work performed.


For detailed definitions of job categories and job levels, please refer to the Salary Administration Guidebook. For a comprehensive listing of job families (and their corresponding functions), please visit the job families page.

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