University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
http://www.umn.edu/ohr
612-625-2016

Article 23 Classification

23.1 It shall be the responsibility of the Office of Human Resources to determine the classification of all positions, whether new or existing.

23.2 Whenever there is a change in the duties and responsibilities of an individual position, or change in departmental organization which alters the assignment of tasks, duties, or responsibilities in any substantial way, the affected employee may submit a properly completed Job Review Questionnaire form through proper channels, or the Union may request a Job Review. The appropriate Personnel Department staff member shall investigate and determine the appropriate classification for the position and shall notify the employee, the Department head and Union, of the decision, in writing.

23.3 A decision on classification may be appealed to the appropriate Personnel Services Manager, within ten (10) working days of receipt of written notification of the classification. A request for review of the decision shall state the specific issues upon which the appeal is based.

23.4 The re-classification of any position normally shall be made effective on the first day of the payroll period after receipt of the completed Job Review Questionnaire by the Office of Human Resources or, in case the Job Review Questionnaire has been delayed, on the payroll period following the sixteenth work day following submission of the completed Job Review Questionnaire by the employee to his/her supervisor.

23.5 The Employer may require employees to prepare and submit up-to-date lists of their tasks, duties and responsibilities at reasonable intervals or whenever there are substantial changes in the tasks, duties or responsibilities of the position.

23.6 The Employer shall not be required to review the classification of a position more than once a year unless there are substantial changes in the tasks, duties or responsibilities of the position.