Analyze current needs before submitting a Position Vacancy Listing (PVL) request. A Decision-Making Worksheet for Personnel Needs was created in the Graduate School to guide decisions about filling vacancies, upgrading current position descriptions, or proposing new positions. The Graduate School’s guidelines for analyzing current needs and create a new position description include:
- Talk to your personnel office or representative early, even if you are not sure what you want to do
- Include your personnel representative at the table as you discuss the questions in the worksheet
- Include the individual who is current in a position when discussing updating a position.