Knowledge Bank: Classification of Positions

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A brief overview of the process to complete the action.

Position classification is the assignment of job duties and responsibilities to an appropriate job series and level within that series. Classification of a position occurs when a job is newly created or when significant changes are made to the duties assigned to an existing position.


Relevant UC and local policies or collective bargaining agreements.

Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM)

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Forms used in completing the action.

docx Job Description/Employee Requisition Form (JD/ERF)

Detailed guidance about the steps Employee takes to complete the action, including tips to facilitate accuracy and efficiency.

  1. Talk with your supervisor about questions regarding the expectations, duties, and responsibilities of your position.

Note: Changes in job duties should be expected and do not always result in a change of job classification.

Other information or tools that may be useful for completing the action, action such as checklists, templates, or FAQs.

General guidelines to support the drafting of the JD/ERF.

pdf Job Evaluation Matrix: Clerical/Administrative Series

General guidelines to support the drafting of the JD/ERF.

pdf Job Evaluation Matrix: Staff Research Associate (SRA) Series

Links to HR Knowledge Base entries about other actions that may be relevant.