Skip to content Skip to navigation
Office of the Chancellor

How to Request the Classification of a New Position

A step-by-step guide to completing
a New Classification Request at UC Merced

Step 1

Gather Required Documents

Each document will be attached separately to the request form.

  • New position description.
    • Non-represented position descriptions must be created using  Job Builder.
    • Represented positions must use the Position Description Template.
    • Note: The job standard is not to be used as a position description.  Each position description template needs to be edited according to the actual functions of the specific position.
  • Updated organizational chart showing the structure of the New Classification is approved. (Please be sure current payroll titles are listed on the Organization Chart).
  • Provide any additional information about the request (optional).
  • Please have the following information readily available to fill out in the “Explanation and Justification” section; Location of the position (please refer to list), Reports to, FTE % time (i.e. 50%, 100%).

Please Note: Incomplete packets will not be accepted.

Step 2

Initiate the Equity Request

Log on to eDoc and complete a New Classification Request form. For more information view the guide on How to Complete an eDoc Request Form


Step 3


After review, notification of approval or denial is automatically sent to everyone in the approval chain.

Step 4

Next Steps…

Complete a Recruitment Request Form and attach the approved job description.


Once a new position classification packet is received, it is logged, numbered and assigned to a Compensation Consultant.  Requests are typically processed in the order they are received.  If there are any questions, the consultant will contact the individual named as the primary contact.  Once an analysis has been completed and reviewed by the Compensation unit, the department will be notified.