Human Resources Service Center

Temporary Assignment of Duties

For classification purposes, temporary assignment is defined as the assignment of new duties within the same departmental unit to an incumbent’s position for a short duration to meet temporary organizational needs. This commonly is done when another position is vacant, for example, as a result of a Leave of Absence or retirement, and duties assigned to that position require coverage.

Each situation will be reviewed for the appropriate classification/skill level and salary level. Employees should be informed that the adding of a temporary assignment may or may not result in a temporary reclassification/skill level change. In some instances the duties temporarily assigned are at the same level of difficulty leading to no change to the classification/skill level. The appropriateness of such an action must first be submitted in writing to Classification and Compensation Services who will assess the level and complexity of the newly assigned duties and determine and notify the department if a temporary action is appropriate. (Appropriate bargaining unit contract stipulations and deadlines must be applied where required; see the appropriate contract.)

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