Classification Review Process

Process Overview Process Timeline
Why are Jobs Reclassified? The Effective Date
Classification Review Package Classify Job, Not Person
How Decision is Made Formal Review of Decision
Desk Audit Forms

SHR Classifies the Job, Not the Person

Classification decisions are based solely upon the responsibilities and duties assigned to a position, including the skills, knowledge and abilities required of the position. The overall credentials and personal circumstances of the incumbent are not considered in making a classification decision. SHR classifies the job, not the person. Examples of person-related factors that are not considered in the classification process include:

  • Performance

  • Longevity

  • Unusual qualifications not required to perform the job duties

  • Retention issues

  • Financial needs

  • Increased workload or volume of work

  • Future projects

See "How Decision is Made" for the position-related factors utilized in making classification decisions.