Position numbers are created in the Human Resource Management System (HRMS) by Human Resources. The state of Washington uses an eight (8) digit number generated by HRMS in order to reconcile with OFM’s Budgeting Systems and the Finance Office business operating system.
Establishing or reallocating a position happens following a review and analysis of the duties and responsibilities of a specific position. Positions should be allocated according to the best fit as determined by the majority of the work performed (51%).
Allocations are made by comparing the duties performed to the standards of a class.
Positions that are no longer funded are required to be eliminated in HRMS but can be restored if funding becomes available.