On February 25, 2004, the government announced the mandatory publication of information concerning the reclassification of occupied positions in the Public Service of Canada.
This web site provides information on reclassification of positions within DFO on a quarterly basis. Starting in October 2004, this information will be updated every 3 months.
The rules and principles governing the reclassification of occupied positions are outlined in the Guidelines on Reclassification. These guidelines provide Deputy Heads with a framework within which to exercise their delegated classification authority for the reclassification of existing positions.
The following are some of the reasons that the duties of a position change resulting in a reclassification of the position:
Reclassification of positions in the Public Service of Canada is an important and necessary business management option. However, when contemplating changes to a position that may result in reclassification, management must endeavour to ensure the proper, effective and efficient use of public money. The cost implication associated with upward reclassification must be known, transparent and support accountability for classification decisions. Please note that information that would normally be withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act does not appear on this Web site.
Further information on government-wide position reclassification is available at: http://www.psagency-agencefp.gc.ca/Classification/Reclass/ReclassAlpha_e.asp.