Submitting a Job Reclassification in MSS

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Self-Service HR 5.2
PROHRI21 [ 12-APR-07 ]


This procedure covers submitting a job reclassification in Manager Self-Service for an employee whose position has been reclassified by the Director of Compensation and Organizational Design.

This procedure does not cover submitting a promotion or demotion.  Refer to Submitting a Promotion/Demotion in MSS [PROHRI25].


Except for New Hire and Termination Transactions, all Manager Self-Service transactions must have a pay period begin date for the effective date.

Changes in Manager Self-Service that cannot be completed can now be saved for later by selecting the [Save for Later] button.  Many MSS tasks are update tasks.  There is also a cancel button on each panel of every update task.  If you do not wish to Save for Later, be sure to use the cancel button to discard the transaction (closing the window does not cancel the transaction).

Always select a reason for salary change when processing Manager Self-Service transactions that include change in salary or hourly rate.


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Activity Preface

This activity is performed whenever the Director of Compensation and Organizational Design has reclassified the employee’s job due to changes in duties and responsibilities.  The Director of Compensation and Organizational Design will create the new position in Parnassus.  Once this is done, you will affect the changes to the employee's record with Manager Self-Service.  The employee's job title and position will definitely change, but a number of other parts of the employee's record may change as well, including for example, pay rate, working schedule, etc.  If the Director of Compensation and Organizational Design has not indicated that this is specifically a reclassification, then it is probably a promotion or demotion; in which case, you should refer to Submitting a Promotion/Demotion in MSS [PROHRI25]

When a record change is submitted through Manager Self-Service, the information goes through a workflow for approval.  There is a time-delay as the transaction is processed.  When it has gone through the workflow completely, you will receive an email notification.  Refer to An Overview of the MSS Approval Process [REFHRI01] for details on the MSS Workflow.

The job title Manager refers to:


1. Access Manager Self-Service

Refer to Accessing Manager Self-Service [NAVHRI04]

2. Select “Change Assignment”

If you are not presented with a hierarchical view of “My Employees”, goto task #3. Otherwise, goto task #4.

3. Search for the employee whose job has been reclassified by entering the last name of the employee, and click on the  button. 

4. Select the Employee whose work hours, schedule, or work shift will be changed by clicking on the Action icon .

5. Enter effective date for transaction.

This is the date that the job reclassification takes effect.  Note: Since Parnassus tracks and processes future-dated transactions, you can enter the changes as soon as the information becomes available to you.

Remember, except for New Hire, Rehire, and Termination Transactions, all Manager Self-Service transactions must have a pay period begin date for the effective date. A link to the payroll scheduler is available on this page to assist with the pay period begin date requirement. Click the [Continue] button.

6. Change Assignment page data as needed.

After you have entered the organization (department), click on the flashlight and click on the Go button in the search window to bring up a list of all valid positions for that organization. Choose the correct position from the list of valid positions for this organization by clicking on the Quick Select icon Select.

7. Click the [Next] button  to go to the Location screen.

You will usually not need to make any changes to the location for a reclassification.

8. Click the [Next] button  to go to the Work Schedule screen.

9. Make Changes (if any) to the Work Schedule.

The reclassification may require the employee to work a different shift or a different number of hours per week.

If the reclassification changes the Employment Category, make the appropriate change.  Remember that the term "Regular" designates employees who are in ongoing positions, and “Temporary” designates employees who have a period of employment with a definite end date.

10.    Click the [Next] button  to go to the Pay Rate screen.

11.    Make Changes (if any) to the Employee's pay rate.

You can enter information in any of the fields to affect the employee's pay rate according to the function.  The top left region of the window displays current pay rate information.  The Proposed Pay Rate grid is where you should enter the new pay rate.  The top row of this grid shows the change amount and the bottom row shows the value of the new pay rate.

Enter the desired data in one of the fields and depress tab, or click in any other change field.

Parnassus will make the calculations and populate the remaining pay rate fields.  To indicate a decrease in pay rate, enter a minus sign before the number in the middle row, or enter the lower rate in the New Pay Rate field.

Example: -4.50 in the hourly rate field of the top row will decrease the current hourly rate by $4.50.  A negative number in any box on the bottom line is invalid.  It is not possible to pay an employee a negative amount.

If you want to change an amount in a field that you have already affected, click in one of the fields, enter a new value and tab or click in any other change box.  This will recalculate all values

12.    Click the [Next] button to go to the Review Screen.

13.    Review the transaction details.


14.    Additional Information, Attachments.

This electronic communication can be an email notification, an electronic version of a paper letter, or a transcribed copy of a paper letter.  This information helps to clarify and ensure accuracy of the transaction and becomes a permanent part of the employment record.

15.    Add Comments to Approver on the Review page.

Here you can add comments to the record which will only be viewed by the parties in the workflow approval process.  Add approval comments to provide additional information to aid in the workflow approval process, such as when an employee’s wages should be charged to an account that is not the default (primary) account for salaries in that department.

This comment will not be attached to the employee's permanent record; rather, it will be attached to the workflow and will assist those who approve the transaction.  Comments will help the transaction to move through the workflow faster.

16.    Print the Review page for your records if you desire.

This step is optional.

This will open a new window from which you should select File and Print from the tool bar.

17.    Close the new window after you have printed your review page.

It is helpful to retain a hardcopy of the confirmation for your temporary records.  When you receive notification that your transaction has been completed, you can dispose of the hardcopy.

18.    Click the [Submit] button on the Review screen.

This should be done when all the data is confirmed correct and all comments have been added.

You will receive a confirmation that the transaction was submitted to the workflow for approval.  This is not confirming that the transaction was approved; it simply confirms that it was submitted.

19.    Click the “Home” link or button to return to the Main Menu when you are finished.

You can continue to work with Manager Self-Service from the main menu.

20.    Click the Logout link when finished with Manager Self-Service to properly disconnect from Parnassus.

End of activity.

Submitting a Job Reclassification: Flowchart Start Manager Task #1 Task #2 Decision Manager Task #3 Manager Task #4 Task #5 Task #6 Task #7 Task #8 Task #9 Task #10 Task #11 Task #12 Manager Task #13 Task #14 Task #15 Task #16 Task #17 Task #18 Task #19 Task #20 End