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Job Evaluation

The State's job classification system is based on evaluation of job content through the Hay Guide Chart-Profile Method. This method is a respected job evaluation process used by more than 8,000 companies and organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. First created 60 years ago, and used by the State since the 1970's, it continues to evolve to meet the changes in organizations and how work is done. Please note: This page has been updated and will be removed from the main MMB website and republished to the HR Toolbox soon. Contact your agency's HR representative if you have questions.

The Hay method evaluation recognizes three core factors:

  • What a job holder must bring to the role (called Know-How)
  • How they apply this to the challenges in the job (Problem Solving)
  • The impact that the job's outputs have on the success of the organization (Accountability)

State Hay Ratings

Each of the three factors described above are analyzed for each job and appropriate points are assigned accordingly.  The total points assigned to a job is known as the "Hay Rating".

Evaluating job content (the kind and level of work assigned to a position) rather than individual qualifications or employee performance, allows for quantitative comparison of  one state job to another.  Evaluation and comparison provides the foundation for consistent state-wide classification and compensation practices.


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