Staff position reclassification

Reclassification is the review of a position’s classification due to a permanent change to the job description in order to ensure an appropriate pay scale and position title relative to the position duties and responsibilities.  

Job reclassification requests evaluate a position, not an employee’s performance. Performance in a position or the quality of an employee’s work are not valid reasons for reclassification. The reclassification process is appropriate for when a staff position has changed due to permanent changes in the level of duties and responsibilities of a given position.  

Job reclassification is recommended when one or more of the following has changed for a position: 

  • jurisdiction 
  • nature of work 
  • typical duties and responsibilities 
  • decision making 
  • accountability 

The reclassification process is NOT intended for when:

  • tasks and responsibilities are currently in the job description
  • the volume of work has increased
  • changes to the work are short-term changes

Requests for reclassification that are submitted to HR Compensation are reviewed in the order that they are received.

View the sections below for more information on the reclassification process and links to the reclassification forms for specific employee groups. The reclassification process is outlined in the respective Collective Agreements and Terms and Conditions of Employment.



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