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Timing of the Job Evaluation Process for Creating and Evaluating Position Descriptions

Job evaluations and reviews are performed for new jobs and can be requested for current jobs. A request to create or evaluate a position must be submitted in iPAWS and accepted as completed.

The Classification team will review the content of the request for completion, and contact the departmental HR Representative informing them of the acceptance/return of the evaluation materials within 1-3 business days. This step is only for the acceptance of materials, not the evaluation of the position.

Once the request has been accepted, the Classification team will begin the job evaluation process. A Classification Consultant will be in contact with the department to schedule an initial meeting in person or over the phone to discuss the department’s request and review of their materials. Based on the complexity of the request additional meetings may take place to include interviews with; the affected employee, the employee’s supervisor, and/or other pertinent stakeholders.

It is our goal to have a decision returned within 2-4 weeks. You will receive notification of the decision via the IPAWS transaction. 


Information about the Appeal Process 

If the supervisor and/or department head are not satisfied with the determination, a written statement with justification for appealing the decision may be submitted via email to the Director, Employment & Classification within ten (10) working days.

A Vice President, Dean, or Administrative head may appeal the decision of the Director, Employment & Classification to the Chief, Human Resources Officer.

Additional Resources

For Classification Guidelines, please see Classification Guidelines

For assistance in preparing the position description, please see Tips on writing a position

For information on how to prepare for a position evaluation meeting please see The Evaluation Process