Position Descriptions / Classification / Compensation

The new Position Description and Classification & Compensation system in PeopleAdmin supports users creating digital records that are more useful and accessible. Users will be able to create a new job description, update an existing job description, reclassify an existing job description with this new online system. This will streamline the approval process and save time and paper.


  • Online Video (Plays in This Window)
  • Quick Reference Guide (Step-by-Step Instructions) [PDF]
  • Job Aid (Detailed Information) [PDF]

View the training resources for each of the topics below at your own pace, or sign up for a face-to-face training session.

Training Resources

PeopleAdmin Basics
What's New with PeopleAdmin 7?
Logging into PeopleAdmin 7
Understanding the PeopleAdmin Interface
Understanding Your Profile Information
Saving a PeopleAdmin 7 Search
Tips and Tricks and More about Saved Searches
Reviewing Applicant Reports
Subscribing to PeopleAdmin 7 Project News
PeopleAdmin Glossary
Understanding PeopleAdmin 7 Routing and Workflows
PeopleAdmin 7 Email Templates
Position Management
Position Management Manual
Understanding a Position Description
Viewing Your Position Description
Writing a Position Description
Essential Physical Functions
Creating a Merit Position Description
New Position Description Blueprint (Merit)
Creating a P&S Position Description
New Position Description Blueprint (P&S)
Advertising P&S Positions in a Series
Modifying an Existing Position Description
Modify a Position Description Blueprint (P&S)
Modify a Position Description Blueprint (Merit)
Cloning a Position Description
Approving a Position Description
Updating a Supervisor on a Position Description
Viewing Direct Reports
Position Description and Posting Routing Tool
Position Description and Posting Routing Template

Face-to-Face Training Sessions

In addition to the self-paced training resources above, you can also sign up for a face-to-face training session.

PeopleAdmin: Position Management

During the session, users will learn how essential position management functions will be completed in the new PeopleAdmin 7 Hiring system. Users who create, write, approve, update, and/or manage Merit and P&S Position Descriptions are encouraged to attend this training session. Learning topics include:

  • Understanding a Position Description
  • Creating a Merit/P&S Position Description
  • Updating an Existing Position Description
  • Updating a Supervisor on a Position Description

Please review the PeopleAdmin Basics before taking this training course.

Groups & Contacts

Name Department Project Role
PD Project Team
Mike Otis University Human Resources Team Leader
Kaela Black Human Resources Extension Team Member
Heidi Eichorn Engineering Administration Team Member
Whitney Grote University Human Resources Team Member
Craig Hamerlinck University Human Resources Team Member

PeopleAdmin Sign-Ins

ISU Classification and Hiring System
(PeopleAdmin 7)

ISU Applicant Portal

Did You Know?

Did you know?
Applicants can now see supplemental questions before they apply to the position!
Did you know?
Supplemental answers have unlimited characters.
Did you know?
A Guest User account can be used to allow multiple departments to view a posting in order to provide external approval (outside of the system).
Did you know?
Departments can now extend contingent offers on all tenure/tenure- eligible faculty positions pending background check approval.
Did you know?
Reminder: Background checks are only conducted on the selected candidate for hire.
Did you know?
Per the Employment Verification and Background Check Policy, UHR checks licensure and certification - be sure to indicate the details in the PD or posting information.
Did you know?
Call the PA7 Helpline staffed by UHR employees available 8-5 M-F at 294-1600 for any PA 7 system questions.
Did you know?
Departments can make a request to try out the new Search Committee feature. The request can be made by contacting UHR Recruitment.
Did you know?
All changes to the Posting are tracked within PA7 - there will no longer be a "please review" email outside the system. The Posting Admin will review the posting in the system before UHR Recruitment posts the job for advertisement.
Did you know?
To find a PD that was created in PA5.8 and transitioned to the PA7 system, type in an M or P before the 6-digit PD number from 5.8 (M for merit PDs and P for P&S PDs). PA7 will generate new PD numbers beginning with the M or P for new positions created in PA7.
Did you know?
Use the "Watch List" as a way to track the status of actions submitted.
Did you know?
Check out the quick links on the right side of your screen, there are shortcuts to commonly performed actions, and a link to the applicant portal.
Did you know?
People Admin 7 has a new Essential Physical Functions tool that will assist departments when working through Disability Accommodation Requests, and Workers' Compensation Return to Work Plans.
Did you know?
Work Unit is a new field in PA7. Check out the online resources to assist you in determining how to use that field and any others that are unfamiliar.

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