212 Responsibilities

212.1 Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President

The chief human resources officer and executive vice president is responsible for ensuring that:

  1. Each position in the Postal Service is evaluated and assigned to an appropriate grade level.
  2. Postal Service employees receive equal pay for substantially equal work.

212.2 Compensation

Compensation:

  1. Ensures that the job evaluation policy reflects the Postal Service’s commitment to an open, equitable, and cost-effective method of determining the relative value of positions and grade levels, using the appropriate job classification system.
  2. Employs the appropriate job analysis tools to identify position duties and responsibilities to achieve organizational objectives.
  3. Develops new standard job descriptions and qualification standards, when appropriate.
  4. Revises existing standard job descriptions and qualification standards, when appropriate.
  5. Evaluates all jobs and assigns the appropriate grade levels.
  6. Reviews the grade levels assigned to existing jobs.
  7. Processes requests for job evaluation reviews (RFRs) applicable to bargaining unit and nonbargaining unit positions and reviews RFRs submitted by Headquarters and area offices.
  8. Reviews requests to rank a bargaining unit position (see Exhibit 212.2, PS Form 820, Ranking of Position Request).

Exhibit 212.2(page 1 of 2)

PS Form 820, Ranking of Position Request

Exhibit 212.2 PS Form 820, Ranking of Position Request page 1

Exhibit 212.2(page 2 of 2)

PS Form 820, Ranking of Position Request

Exhibit 212.2 Ps Form 820, Ranking of Position Request page 2

212.3 Initiating Offices

Initiating offices (e.g., Post Offices™, districts, processing and distribution centers or facilities, areas, and Headquarters units):

  1. Rank authorized bargaining unit positions within their organizations.
  2. Prepare requests to rank bargaining unit positions that cannot be matched to either key or standard job descriptions within their organizations.
  3. Prepare RFRs for nonbargaining unit positions.

212.4 District Offices

District offices:

  1. Match RFRs to existing job descriptions.
  2. Provide comments and input on RFR requests submitted to the area office for review.

212.5 Reviewing Offices

Each reviewing office reviews RFRs and processes them as follows:

  1. If the reviewing office concurs, it submits the recommendations as to the validity of a request to the next review level.
  2. If the reviewing office does not concur, it returns the request to the requesting official, explaining the reasons for denial.

Management levels of review are defined as follows:

 

Initiating or Reviewing Office

Level of Review

Post Office/Plant

District

District

Area

Area

Compensation

Headquarters unit

Compensation