Essential and Marginal Job Function Analysis
The analysis provides a comprehensive description of a position and includes the position’s specific purpose, function statements, determination of primary versus secondary functions, and description of how the work is currently performed including physical and cognitive requirements.
An essential and marginal function analysis document is very useful in an employee’s application to various University benefit programs for a department to share with various University services received by the employee, and for a department to use in describing the position requirements to others.
For example, a best practice use of an Analysis includes:
- sharing with the Workers’ Compensation treating health practitioner of an employee filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim;
- utilizing in interview question development and interview criteria;
- utilizing in a performance evaluation; and
- utilizing in a performance management and development plan.
However, an Analysis is required:
- in the requisition process for permanent merit job postings;
- in the reclassification of a merit position;
- with submission of an employee’s application for disability benefits with the Principal Insurance Company; and
- in most work accommodations to determine if accommodations are necessary and reasonable.
HR Representatives are encouraged to contact the Office of Faculty and Staff Disabilities Services with questions concerning completion of the document or its use.
The Essential and Marginal Job Function Analysis is available for download as a Word document. You can download this file to your desktop or fill out and save to your local drive for editing later.