HR names Maureen Pastin as director of compensation

The Office of Human Resources has hired Maureen Pastin as director of compensation, effective March 7.

Pastin will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the compensation department, including continuing and launching the compensation modernization project, under the Shaping the Workplace initiative.

She will work closely with University leadership and the Office of Human Resources to develop and uphold compensation-related policies and procedures in support of the University’s mission, according to a news release from Human Resources.

Pastin has more than 30 years of experience in human resources. She most recently served as the assistant director of total rewards within HR/Meadville operations at the J.M. Smucker Company before becoming an independent compensation consultant.

A Pittsburgh native, Pastin holds a B.A. in Communications from Thiel College, is a Certified Compensation Professional, and has received certifications as a project manager, Korn-Ferry executive coach, and DDI training specialist.

Pastin replaces Maureen Kendall, who left in October 2021. Kendall introduced the compensation modernization project and led the discovery and design phases.

HR has been working on the compensation modernization initiative since fall 2019. The project will create new job families, such as grouping all accountants together, based on the scope of the work and level of qualifications needed. These will make it easier to compare Pitt jobs and salaries with those outside and within the University. New HR director James Gallaher said in February that the timetable is to complete the project this year.