Classification (also known at Job Evaluation) is a systematic process of evaluating the duties, responsibilities, scope, and complexity of a position description to determine the job title that most appropriately matches the job specifications and standards.
Note: Job Descriptions should always be written about the positions job responsibilities. The information provided on classification requests should always be based on the duties and business needs of the position and department. The request should not be based on the incumbent's skill sets.
There are two main categories of classifications. All non-academic staff employees are either REPRESENTED or NON-REPRESENTED. Represented means to be covered by a collective bargaining unit contract of policies (also commonly referred to as a union) and Non-Represented means to be covered only by the policies and procedures of the university (also known as the Personnel Policies for Staff Employees (PPSM).