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  • The basic principle of position classification is that positions similar in duties and responsibilities should be grouped together in a common category. The purposes of a classification system include the following:

    • To maintain an “equal pay for equal work” policy, thus avoiding inequitable treatment of employees by assuring positions requiring similar tasks and duties are grouped and classified together.
    • To aid in recruitment by establishing meaningful qualification requirements.
    • To provide a base of common understanding in Human Resource Services administration through a system of class titles.
    • To aid in clarifying and improving organizational structure.
    • To facilitate better employee-management relations.
    • To facilitate administration of funds allocated for wages and salaries in an equitable manner.

    Position classification is based on the duties and responsibilities of the job and not on the qualifications held by an applicant or incumbent.