Human Resources works with employees, supervisors and/or department heads to find appropriate classifications for university positions.

Classification is the process of comparing each University position to prescribed, formal classification standards developed and adopted by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education with either the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the union involved.

Why are positions classified? Positions are classified to assure that the same title, pay range, qualification requirements and selection procedures are applied uniformly to all positions that are substantially similar in tasks, responsibilities and skills.

The Classification of a position directly impacts internal and external pay equity, recruitment and retention.

Employees interested in reclassification and hiring managers of new positions should complete the Request for Classification Review form and submit it to the Office of Human Resources at