Classification is the process by which the duties and responsibilities of a position are analyzed and evaluated against the established classification criteria. For members in the Core Public Administration and most members working at a government agency, each occupational group has a classification standard set by the employer within which a rating system and bench-mark positions are used to determine the classification of your job.  Members in bargaining units not subject to this system should refer to the classification standards used by their employer – some of which may be established in the collective agreement.

The Classification Section of PIPSC provides specialized advice and guidance on a variety of issues including classification, job content, and work description writing; evaluation of current and proposed classification standards; implementation of generic work descriptions; and group allocation issues.

The links below are intended to provide general information on how classification works.  Members with concerns regarding their job description or classification may find it useful to review these documents.