Compensation Services

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 the 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's 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.

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

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

Need help?

Contact the Office of Human Resources


Kristina K. Chavez
Assistant Vice President of HR
Phone: 956-665-5395

Yesica Avila
Compensation Manager
Phone: 956-665-3232

Laura Adame
Compensation Analyst
Phone: 956-882-7145 

Sylvia De La Cruz
Compensation Specialist
Phone: 956-665-3232