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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Glossary of HR Terms

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Inter Faculty Organization (IFO)
The labor union that represents approximately 3,300 full and part time faculty at Minnesota’s seven state universities.

Intermittent Employee
An employee who works an irregular and uncertain schedule which alternately begins, ceases and begins again as the needs of the agency require.

Individual Retirement Account Plan (IRAP)
A defined contribution plan that is the primary retirement plan for all newly retirement coverage eligible unclassified employees.
Job Audit
The process through which a position is evaluated to determine its proper classification.

Job Class Code
The 8 digit number assigned to a specific classification. The Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) is responsible for setting up these codes. Also referred to as classification code.

Job Classification
The designation given to jobs at comparable levels which require similar knowledge skills and abilities where all of the following apply:
  1. The same descriptive title may be used with clarification to designate each position allocated to the class
  2. The same general qualifications are needed for performance of the duties of the class
  3. The same schedule of pay can be applied with equity to all positions in the class under the same or substantially the same employment conditions (M.S. 43A.02)
Examples include: General Maintenance Worker, Office and Administrative Specialist, Management Analyst etc.
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