Classification and Utilization
THE CITY'S CAREER AND SALARY PLAN arranges jobs in an orderly system that provides an essentially sound basis for setting salaries and for other personnel processes. Selection procedures tend to place employees in jobs appropriate to their skills. Nevertheless this study found a significant number of employees performing duties inconsistent with the stated requirements of their jobs. Others were performing duties that were inappropriate considering their skills and knowledge.
Position classification and employee utilization were studied primarily through: (1) analysis by the Brookings staff of the operation of the Career and Salary Plan through interviews and study of documents at the Department of Personnel, the Bureau of the Budget, and the Career and Salary Board of Appeals, and through interviews of hundreds of supervisory officials and personnel officers in nearly all city departments and agencies; (2) a survey by J. L. Jacobs and Company of duties and qualifications of 278 employees in six occupational series. The coverage of this survey is shown in Table 7.1. Scientific sampling was used to select positions studied in each occupation. In the areas surveyed, the analysts compared the requirements of the