Planning Assessing Positions

Step 1 - Planning/Assessing Positions

Before filling or creating a new position, it is recommended that supervisors and their leadership assess issues related to the position such as:

  • the need to fill the vacancy
  • the validity of a new position
  • alternative staffing options
  • current resource allocation versus workload
  • departmental hierarchy
  • departmental / business needs
  • funding for the position
  • staffing needs in relationship to strategic priorities of the unit.