Classification Review

A Classification Review or Skill Level Review is appropriate when there is question as to whether or not a position is correctly classified. New or vacant positions should also be reviewed for classification prior to recruitment. Classification is a process by which positions with similar duties and responsibilities are grouped together for the purposes of assignment to an appropriate pay range. The position description is the foundation of the classification process and is the primary tool used to define the current duties and responsibilities of a position. Classification is based on the nature, scope, and level of duties and responsibilities; the relationship of the position to other positions in the department, campus or CSU system; supervision given and received and the degree to which the incumbent exercises independent judgment. If a position is reviewed and it is determined that the current duties are not appropriate for the current classification or skill level, then the position will be reclassified to the appropriate classification or skill level as defined by the CSU Classification Standards.