Classified Job Audits/ Evaluations
The goal of a classification plan is to ensure that all jobs are appropriately classified (defined) and compensated fairly. Please refer to policy #40.040 Job Classification System for more details.
TIPS regarding job evaluations and classifications:
- Classifications are not the same as job descriptions; many employees are in the same classification, but all have individual Position Descriptions.
- The focus of a job evaluation is on basic function and key duties and responsibilities of the position, not performance of those duties.
- Only permanent duties are considered, not “temporary” duties.
- Work assigned temporarily or in another employees absence is not evaluated.
- The type of work, not the volume of work, is key.
- Performance is irrelevant. It is the job being evaluated, not the person in the job.
- Evaluations are based on current duties, not future expectations.
- The job being evaluated is compared to other jobs in the area, the department, similar classifications throughout the university and the external labor market.