Classifying 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.
  • 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