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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4460
Occ. Group: 112.574 

Personnel Clerk

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in compiling and recording personnel data for all employees, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Compiles employee data from a variety of sources, such as the application for employment and W-4; codes and enters data onto computer and verifies for completeness and accuracy.

Advises employees concerning benefits and some personnel policies and procedures.

Prepares and reviews employee health insurance, retirement and credit union transactions.

Verifies personnel transactions for completeness and accuracy.

Keeps up-to-date files on all personnel.

Audits and corrects time and leave reports.

Performs general office work, such as filing, typing, etc.

Performs related work as assigned.  

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of personnel administration.

Knowledge of employee benefits and their administration.

Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Knowledge of business English and arithmetic.

Ability to type accurately at a reasonable rate of speed.

Ability to maintain up-to-date files.

Ability to interpret and explain benefits and procedures and policies.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school, including or supplemented by a course in typing. Some experience in general office work, including record keeping. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
4/18/85        4     412021232

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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