Updating/Changing Position Descriptions


Position descriptions need to be updated when changes occur within a position or department. Reasons for change may include:

  • Addition of new and/or higher level duties
  • Revisions to or elimination of old duties
  • Changes in program size and cross-departmental impact
  • Added or diminished decision-making authority
  • New programs
  • Reorganization

Both the manager and the employee share the responsibility for developing and updating the position description. The manager is responsible for assigning and implementing position duties. The employee is responsible for communicating how the position has changed. Employees will not be compensated for duties not assigned.

If changes have been made, submit the revised position description to Equal Opportunity & Workforce Planning, to be included in the Position Description Library and in the employee's file. Classification and Compensation will review the changes to ensure the classification is still appropriate.