Critical Position Review, Classification and Reclassification

This information is intended to help FAS managers and department administrators understand the approach regarding people-related changes and to navigate the processes related to such changes.

Due to the current financial situation, the Classification committee will only review positions that have been deemed critical by the Ad Dean, the Dean of Administration and Finance, and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, or for those research positions on sponsored or start-up funds, by the Ad Dean and Academic Divisional Dean.

The Critical Position Review (CPR) is a process that is intended to help FAS navigate during the current financial situation. More specifically, the CPR will enable FAS administrative leaders to bring forward their critical staff needs, as they relate to all requests that call for people and funding.

To this end, each FAS administrative dean will be asked to review all staffing needs relating to people and funding and to follow this new process.

The CPR will be in place until further notice and is designed to help FAS make sound financial and organizational decisions during the current work curtailment period and during the “new normal” that will exist thereafter.

Classification Committee

The Classification Committee is comprised of six members from the FAS HR staff including:

Membership rotates every three months amongst the FAS HR Consultants. The Committee consults subject matter experts such as FAS Finance, FAS IT, Research Administration, etc., as well as functional experts to assist with job grading alignment across the FAS.

Please contact your HR Consultant regarding:

  • questions relating to job classification or reclassification.
  • steps related to proposed changes for FAS Staff Dean titles.