Classification: Introduction

Organizations are rarely stable. The work changes, either through comprehensive changes in mission, scope, or responsibilities or by evolution. In either case, the assignment of duties and responsibilities to a position should be planned. If new or revised duties and responsibilities are needed, the Manager should determine whether to assign these to newly created positions or add them to existing positions.

If the answer is new positions, the Manager should evaluate the possible impact on the classification of existing ones. If the new duties have the potential to increase the level or grade of a position, it is often most fair to create a new position so that current employees can compete for it.