Organizational Analysis


Welcome to The University of Akron organizational analysis project website. This initiative is a collaborative effort between the University Office's of Human Resources and Avaap, an Ohio-based consulting firm with expertise in human resources and Workday implementations. The project includes an analysis of our job architecture and will help us ensure the classification specification for each position accurately reflects the roles and contributions of those employees and helps us identify areas where similar duties are being performed by different positions.  These efforts will also assist in developing clear paths for career progression and growth opportunities at the University. The analysis will ultimately support the comprehensive University compensation study, across all administrative positions. 

Project Milestones and Timeline

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The project timeline is throughout calendar year 2022 with a target completion date of December 2022.  Please note that changes resulting from this initiative may take additional budget planning and changes to pay structure may be administered in a phased approach over time, requiring additional time to fully implement.

Project Updates and Communications

Planning and Discovery - Complete 

Compensation Philosophy - In Progress

Job Architecture - In Progress

Salary Market Assessment 

Salary Program Design

Organizational Structure & Workforce Planning 

Implementation & Communication 

Questions can be directed to the Human Resources Organizational Development consulting team via email at