Classification and Compensation

The Compensation area is responsible for the administration of the position classification system, establishing salary rates for non-faculty positions, and ensuring University Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Civil rights regulations.

Workers who fall under the FLSA’s “white collar” executive, administrative, and professional exemption (MTSU Administrative) are not eligible for overtime pay. To qualify for white-collar exemptions, employees must be paid a salary of at least $43,888 annually and meet certain duties tests. If they are paid less or do not meet the tests, they (MTSU Classified) must be paid 1 1/2 times their regular hourly rate for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.

Human Resource Services 

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