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HOW DOES CLASSIFICATION AFFECT MY JOB?. The classification system. All jobs within the CSU are organized into specific classifications within occupations Each classification has a statewide classification and qualification standard (CQS) Minimum qualifications Typical duties

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How does classification affect my job

HOW DOES CLASSIFICATION AFFECT MY JOB?


The classification system

The classification system

  • All jobs within the CSU are organized into specific classifications within occupations

  • Each classification has a statewide classification and qualification standard (CQS)

  • Minimum qualifications

  • Typical duties

  • Level of responsibility

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Classification and your position description how do they relate

Classification and your position description – How do they relate?

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Library services specialist is a classification

Library Services Specialist is a CLASSIFICATION

Which contains distinct SKILL LEVELS:

  • Library Services Specialist I

  • Library Services Specialist II

  • Library Services Specialist III

  • Library Services Specialist IV

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Reclassification vs in class progression

Reclassification vs In Class Progression

  • RECLASSIFICATION-To move from one classification (Administrative Assistant) to another (Library Services Specialist) is a RECLASSIFICATION

  • IN CLASS PROGRESSION-To move from an LSS I to a LSS II IS IN CLASS PROGRESSION.

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Implementation of the new library services specialist series

Implementation of the new Library Services Specialist Series

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The process

The Process

  • No update to position description since July 2010 - the employee and administrator have 90 days to update the position description and reach agreement.

  • Updated position description after July 2010- the employee and administrator have 90 days to review and determine if they are still in agreement.

  • If no agreement is reached, both the employee and the administrator shall submit a memo to HR with the LSS classification he/she is proposing and the basis of their proposal.

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The process1

The Process

  • HR shall conduct a position classification review, and if necessary, a desk audit.

  • Any appeal of the classification decision must be made by the employee and submitted to HR within 30 days of receipt of the classification decision.

  • Appeals will be completed within 180 days of HR receiving the request. Any reclassification resulting from the appeal will be retroactive to May 2011.

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Important deadlines

Important Deadlines!

  • September 29, 2011–position descriptions must be completed

  • Within 30 days of the classification decision, appeals must be filed with Human Resources

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Writing the position description

Writing the Position Description

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Our goal

OUR GOAL

  • Shift emphasis to your highest level skills and responsibilities

  • Shift emphasis away from lower level tasks and duties that you do in support of the higher level responsibilities.

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Before you begin

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

  • Blank campus position description/classification review forms, and any directions, policies and procedures

  • CSUEU resource materials such as verbs and word lists and the Know Your Rights Flyer on Reclassification and In Class Progression.

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Resources

RESOURCES

  • Your latest position description.

  • The standards for your current classification and the one to which you aspire (www.calstate.edu/HRadm/Classification/index.shtml)

  • CSUEU website regarding updating your position description: (http://www.csueu.org/OntheJob/Classification/Reclassification/tabid/708/Default.aspx)

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The 50 percent rule

The 50 percent rule

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How does classification affect my job

What counts is not HOW MUCH you do, or how many different things you do, or HOW WELL you do them, but the LEVEL at which you work.

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The legend of the stonecutters

The Legend of the Stonecutters

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How does classification affect my job

Three stonecutters were working at their jobs when a passerby stopped to ask what they were doing. The first answered, “I’m cutting stone.”

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The second said i m building a wall

The second said “I’m building a wall.”

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And the third said i m creating a cathedral

And the third said,“I’m creating a cathedral.”

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How does classification affect my job

Like the stonecutters, your tasks can have a different meaning depending on your perspective. Redefine your tasks toward the cathedral.

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Where do i start

WHERE DO I START?

  • Write down everything you do

  • 3-4 broad categories

  • Assign percentages of time

  • Verbs

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How to succeed

HOW TO SUCCEED

  • Use good English

  • Write in Complete Sentences

  • Keep verbs consistent

  • Keep from personalizing (referring to incumbent)

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Use teamwork

Use Teamwork….

  • Form a work group, meet regularly with specific goals and deadlines

  • Finally – Show a friend! Ask them to proof your work

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Types of work

TYPES OF WORK

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Level of work

Level of work

  • Complexity (difficulty) of work

  • Degree of independence with which you work – how are you supervised?

  • Where does your work come from – self generated or assigned by a higher level employee?

  • Authority to commit resources – money, labor, things

  • Amount of independent judgment used

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Types of supervision

TYPES OF SUPERVISION

  • Direct Supervision – close and regular

  • General Supervision – some delegation of responsibility, some independence in routine matters.

  • General Direction – operates independently under broad guidelines

  • Works as a team. Not supervised in the conventional sense.

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Quantify and specify

QUANTIFY AND SPECIFY

  • You do what? To what or whom? To achieve what outcome? At what level of difficulty?

  • Give examples!

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Be specific

BE SPECIFIC

  • Focus on WHAT you do and the LEVEL at which you do it

  • NOT how much (workload) you do or how well (performance) you do it.

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How does classification affect my job

CONTACT INFO:Nancy Kobata, CSUEU Classification [email protected] phone: (559) 287-3378Joan Kennedy, Chapter President [email protected]

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