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New Position Description Form Available for Staff Employees

UT Human Resources

Creating and updating staff position descriptions just got easier and more effective. Beginning July 3, hiring managers will be able to use a new, interactive form to describe the various components of a specific position, which range from job functions and supervisory responsibilities to qualifications and work schedule.

The new form replaces the position description questionnaire (PDQ) and should be used by supervisors who are reorganizing departments, creating new positions, filling vacant positions or submitting positions for evaluation and reclassification.

Download the new position form

Accurate and up-to-date position descriptions also are important for evaluating performance and making decisions about fair and competitive pay­—additional priorities within human resources.

Next steps in long-range plans for improving classification and compensation at the University of Tennessee include:

  • Reviewing and revising job families to more accurately
  • Conducting a second system-wide market analysis
  • Recommending adjustments to pay grades based on market research
  • Enhancing and automating the annual performance evaluation process

More information about these and other important initiatives will be shared soon. Questions about the new position description form can be directed to campus and institute human resources officers or the HR Call Center.