The position description (PD):
The manager of the position is responsible for completing the PD. If the position is filled, input from the incumbent is recommended. See the official Washington General Service (WGS) PD form. Employers are not required to use this form. However, they must use one containing components similar to those found in the state’s form. The PD must:
Ensure the PD is Current and Accurate
The first step to allocating a position is to ensure you have the most current PD which accurately describes the duties and responsibilities of the position. You should consult with the supervisor of the position to determine this. Generally, if the PD is more than three years old you should question whether it is accurate.
For represented employees, the Classification article in the applicable CBA should be consulted.
Position Allocation Guidance Steps
Step 3: Understand Allocating Criteria
Step 5: Conduct Desk Audit
Step 6: Determine Appropriate Allocation
Step 7: Write Your Decision