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Reclassification/Reallocation of Existing Positions

Classification & Salary Administration determines the classification of a position based on the currently assigned duties and responsibilities occupying the majority of the position's work time.  When the duties and responsibilities of a position change over time such that they are more typical of another classification, a position may be reviewed (audited) to see if a reclassification or reallocation of the position is appropriate.

Statute & Rules Section 250.5 Definitions

Reclassification - Reassignment of an existing position within a promotional line.

Reallocation - Reassignment of an existing position to a class which is a part of a different
 promotional line, or to a class which is not a part of any promotional line.

In accordance with Civil Service System Rule 250.30 (f)(1), "An employee, whose position is reallocated or reclassified, shall be eligible for continued employment in the position which is reallocated or reclassified, provided she/he establishes eligibility for such a new class. She/he may establish eligibility by meeting the minimum qualifications for the new class to which the position has been reallocated or reclassified, and by passing an examination for the new class.  She/he must complete a probationary period in the position in the new class."

A request to reallocate or reclassify any existing position may originate with the incumbent and/or the employing unit.  An updated and signed position description that accurately reflects the current duties and responsibilities designated and being performed must accompany the audit review request.  Refer to Position Description Format Instructions.

Processing After You Have Submitted Your Audit Request

Note: Should the department be unable to support the reclassification or reallocation, the classification specialist will advise the department as to how the job should be restructured in order to conform to the employee's current classification.

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