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Departmental Classification Program (DCP)

Since July 1, 1979, Staff Human Resources and the State Universities Civil Service System have given classification authority for lower level clerical/office support classes to campus departments. The Departmental Classification Program (DCP) allows unit heads or their designees, to classify certain level positions within the assigned units. Although classification decisions are made at the departmental level, Staff Human Resources classification specialists monitor each transaction for compliance with program guidelines.

The primary purpose of this program is to encourage hiring at lower levels. Program goals are to allow departments greater flexibility in responding to operational needs and to create additional internal promotional opportunities.

The program currently includes the following classifications:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Account Technician I
  • Account Technician II
  • Animal Imaging Technologist I, II, III
  • Bookstore Clerk I, II
  • Cashier I, II, III
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Clerk
  • Chief Clerk
  • Staff Clerk
  • Food Service Cashier
  • Library Specialist
  • Senior Library Specialist
  • Mailing Equipment Operator/Expeditor I, II, III
  • Medical Radiographer I, II, III
  • Office Support Assistant
  • Office Support Associate
  • Office Support Specialist
  • Office Manager
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Technician I, II (Ophthalmology)
  • Veterinary Technician I, II (Surgery)
  • Veterinary Technician I, II (Toxicology)
  • Veterinary Technician I, II (Anesthesiology)
  • Veterinary Technician I, II, III (Medicine)
  • Veterinary Technician I, II (Diagnostic Pathology)
  • Veterinary Technician I, II (Pharmacy)

In order for an individual to serve as departmental classifier, the individual will need to be classified at the Office Administrator/Administrative Clerk level or higher. The unit head or designated classifier must first attend a training session conducted by the Staff Human Resources program coordinator. If personnel changes occur, each new classifier must also attend a training session at Staff Human Resources before being able to classify positions in the unit.

For more information and/or to set up a training session, please contact Charlotte Westle, Program Coordinator at (217) 333-2136 or cwestle@illinois.edu.