IS Classification Project

In the fall of 2021, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) submitted a unit clarification petition with the Oregon Employment Relations Board, seeking to move a number of officer of administration (OA) positions in IS into the SEIU bargaining unit. Since then, the Office of Human Resources and Finance and Administrative Shared Services Human Resources (FASS HR) have been reviewing OA positions in IS to ensure they are accurately categorized and keeping SEIU representatives updated on the progress of this project. 

During this project, the Office of Human Resources, in partnership with IS and FASS HR, took a close look at IS positions to ensure they are assigned to the proper employee group – SEIU classified employee or officer of administration. Employees in positions that are correctly designated as OAs will not be impacted. Employees in positions that are determined to be in the SEIU bargaining unit will go through a reclassification process, which requires several steps and takes time to ensure accuracy. As an overview, the process involves reviewing the current position description, assigning the appropriate classification, determining the correct competency level, and finally, compensation level. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions are provided based on the following topics: 

While we may not able to provide specific details about individual positiond at this time, FASS HR is available to provide support throughout the process. Should you have any questions that are not answered by the FAQ, please reach out to for assistance.