Position classification is a process of grouping jobs into classes based on similar duties, responsibilities, and qualification requirements. The purpose of the “reclassification” process is to ensure that jobs which are assigned equal work are classified appropriately consistent with state classifications/grades.
A position must undergo significant change to justify reclassification. Significant change means the assignment of new duties which are:
- Outside the scope of the current class
- Not part of the scope of responsibility of the position; and result in the majority of duties being allocated to a different class.
Reclassification of a position does not automatically result in a salary increase. Positions may be reclassified upward, downward, or laterally.
Reclassification requests may be employee initiated. Employees should consult with their business manager to submit appropriate documentation to Human Resources.
To request a reclassification, employees should submit the following documentation to the their departmental business manager:
The business manager will submit this documentation to Human Resources who will then review the forms and may conduct either a desk audit or a phone audit to discuss the position questionnaire and the new job duties of the position.
If the position is reclassified at a higher grade, the employee’s placement in the new grade will follow the rules described under “promotion.”