All University employees.
The purpose of this Policy is to establish a standardized process for documenting the roles and responsibilities of employment positions within the University.
Job Description: a description that documents the responsibilities, skills, competencies, essential functions, and duties associated with an employee’s position and defines the qualifications and requirements to perform those duties.
Each employee position at Thomas More University is required to have a current Job Description. Job Descriptions are defined by the applicable area vice president, in consultation with the employee’s supervisor, department head, and Human Resources. All written Job Descriptions are subject to approval by the President of the University and shall be maintained in Human Resources.
Employee Classification Policy
Job Descriptions are important and useful tools for recruitment, employee orientation and training, performance evaluation, and salary administration.
A new employee’s Job Description is discussed with the employee by the employee’s immediate supervisor during the new employee orientation process.
Current employees are encouraged to periodically review their Job Description for accuracy. Additionally, it is best practice to review the Job Description as part of the annual performance dialogue, and update as the role evolves. This gives both the employee and the supervisor the opportunity to address any questions and align on the role and expectations.
Employees who believe that their current Job Description should be redefined are encouraged to consult with their supervisor.
This is a new policy, replacing language in the Staff Manual (May 2014).
There are no appendices to this Policy.
Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
Dr. Kathleen Jagger, Acting President