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Staffing Options- Reorganization

Reorganization can be used to reassign the duties of the vacant position within a department.

Appropriate when the reorganization is legitimate because of change in work or funding.

A reorganization may result in the need for Classification Review for affected positions.

The Employee & Labor Relations Analyst (ELRA) is available to consult with the Hiring Manager regarding reorganization options.

Pros

Cons

  • May offer internal promotional opportunity to existing qualified staff
  • Others may perceive inequity or unfairness in the selection of the individual for assignment of new duties, particularly if they feel that they would have been qualified to assume those duties
  • Does not provide for equal employment opportunity

Revised November 2011: C.21