College Policies I Reassignment
Washington College recognizes the need for flexibility in regard to each employee’s position and the goals and objectives of the department and the College. The director and supervisor(s) of a department may decide to reorganize or change materially the duties and responsibilities of the personnel in a department or of an individual employee in order to best utilize each individual’s skill sets and to better meet the department’s goals and objectives. It is also commonplace for position descriptions to include the phrase “other duties as assigned.” This means employees may be required to perform tasks that are beyond the scope of the position’s core function.
A supervisor may rewrite a position description when these duties become the norm and increase the scope of the employee’s job. In advance of any changes to a position description or reorganization within the department, the supervisor(s) will meet with the employee(s) involved to discuss the proposed changes. A revised position description must be submitted to the Director of Human Resources for approval before it is discussed with the employee.
If an employee’s employment status changes materially, a new letter of appointment will be written to confirm the change. For minor changes, a Personnel Change Form will be used to document the change. The employee will receive a copy of the appointment or Personnel Change Form and the original will be placed in the employee’s personnel file.