Job Changes

The following resources and information will help explain the process behind common job change actions that Classification and Compensation reviews, analyzes, and processes:

 Creating a New Position

Creating a new position is the process by which a new job is created. A new position complete with position description and an established salary is required to be created for any budgeted staff position before it can be advertised or filled. PATH allows new temporary wage positions to be posted without first being created through a formal process.

Reclassifying an Existing Position

Reclassifying an existing position is the process by which an existing position is given a new title and salary. A reclassification may be to a higher, lower, or lateral title. The title and salary change associated with reclassification may be effective no earlier than the beginning of the pay period in which it is approved.

Updating a Position Description

Updating an employee's position description entails making minor changes to their job that are not sufficient to warrant a new title. All updates to position descriptions are analyzed by Classification and Compensation to ensure that a new title is not warranted.

Internal Promotion and Transfer

The internal promotion and transfer of an employee is the process by which qualified internal candidates may be promoted or transferred to fill a vacancy without an advertisement or posting. The changes finalized by Internal Promotion and Transfer may be effective no earlier than the date on which it is approved.

Adding a Job to an Employee (Dual Employment)

An employee is considered dual employed when holding two or more jobs at a State of Texas Agency. Classification and Compensation reviews all requests for Dual Employment to ascertain whether the hours worked in multiple positions may be combined under the Fair Labor Standards Act for overtime. A Dual Employment Agreement form is required to be submitted before an employee begins working any additional job.