Types of Classification Review
Management-Initiated Request - Review of vacant positions and positions that have undergone substantial change are examples of the type of review generally initiated by management.
Employee-Initiated Request - Employees may request their positions be reviewed if they believe there has been substantial changes in either their position's permanent job content or job context. The Classification Manager will ultimately determine if such changes merit a change in the position classification.
Classification Grievance - A review also may occur as a result of a classification grievance. An employee who perceives that substantial changes have occurred in their permanent job duties or job content may opt to file a classification grievance with their union. The Office of Human Resources responds to this union action by initiating a review of the employee's position.
Ongoing Position Accuracy Certification - This type of position review occurs annually. The Classification Manager reviews the Position Accuracy Certification Form submitted with the employee's evaluation. If there are permanent changes in the position duties and responsibilities, which appear to be substantial, the Classification Manager discusses these changes with the supervisor. The Classification Manager may decide a more thorough review is necessary.
Human Resources-Initiated Review - The Classification Manager in the Human Resources Office may choose to review all positions in a department or all positions within a single class such as Clerk Typist I, Fiscal Assistant, or Painter.
System-Level-Initiated Review - There are times when the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education determines a review of one or more classes is necessary. One of the several reasons for launching such reviews would be to ensure that a certain class or classes are used consistently across the State System.
Issued by the Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Bloomsburg University June 1994; Revised February 2002