The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Office of Human Resources Division of Finance and Administration


The Compensation division of the Office of Human Resources administers the university compensation plan which consists of job families, job titles and corresponding pay rates, and serves as the point of contact for departments regarding these matters. We partner with university administrators and employees to develop, administer and communicate compensation programs in an effort to attract, engage and recognize our staff members.

Compensation provides the following services:

  • Administration of the UTRGV pay plan by analyzing and reviewing titles, salary rates, and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemption status.
  • Identifying, analyzing and responding to equity issues.
  • Performing market salary research and salary surveys.
  • Developing compensation strategies that support UTRGV vision and goals.
  • Providing guidance on regulatory compliance relating to FLSA.
  • Providing compensation resources for University supervisors and managers to facilitate classification and compensation processes.
  • Providing training on compensation and classification related topics.

Related Links and Resources:


All compensation related forms and guidelines can be accessed on the HR forms website.

For additional information, please contact a member of the Office of Compensation.

Kristina K. Chavez
Associate Director for Compensation & Talent Acquisition
(956) 665-5395
Yesica Avila
Compensation Analyst
(956) 665-3232
Sylvia De La Cruz
Compensation Specialist
(956) 665-7895