1. Why do you need my email address?
The email address serves as your login name. It is used to identify you. Also, the system will use your email address to automatically send you a copy of your own finished PDQ for your record.
2. How do I track my progress?
On the employee dashboard, there is a link that leads you specifically to the status report of your PDQ. This status report lets you know the number of questions already answered by you against the total number of questions. This report also tells you the approval status from your supervisor, after you submitted the PDQ.
3. How do I save my data and access the PDQ at a later date?
You can save the PDQ and access it again at a later date by clicking the button "Next" and by logging out. The button "Next" can be found at the bottom-left corner of every page. All forms are automatically saved and submitted once the button "Save and Submit" is pressed.
4. Can I go back and change anything as I think of them?
Yes, you may. Even after you have submitted the form, as long as it is within the time period allocated, you should be able to change anything about your PDQ. Once the survey period is over, and the PDQ survey season is over, requests to change anything on the form can only be granted by your administrator.
5. Can I get a PDF copy of all my answers by email?
Yes, a copy of your PDQ report will be emailed to you automatically after you clicked the "submit" button.
6. How is my job description generated?
Job descriptions are generated by Job Titles according to your input. The system identifies your job title and populate important data fields based on the information you provided when you responded to the PDQ. Job descriptions are provided to your administrator automatically by algorithm. If you wish to obtain a copy of this data-driven job description you may ask your administrator. Remember that job descriptions generated here are drafts. The final approval of your description is in the hands of your supervisor, with whom your HR Department collaborates.
7. How are all of these tied to my job grade assignment and subsequent pay determination?
The main objective of this whole process is equity in pay. This is achieved by determining your predominant duties, the percent of time you spend doing them, the requirements for past experience, the education required, the required intelligence capacity to process complex information, the work environment in which you are to do your work, and the physical demands that your job require you to expend. Each of the elements mentioned here are valued by attaching scores to them. The higher the scores the higher the complexity of the job, the higher the pay grade, and the higher the take-home pay. In the end, equity is achieved by equating your pay with the complexity or difficulty of your job.
8. What if I don't want to fill-out a PDQ?
If a PDQ is not generated by the incumbent, the analysis will be done without the input of that incumbent. The consultants and the organization will make the determination to the best of their knowledge of the job being carried out by the incumbent.
9. What if I want to challenge the results of the analysis?
There is an appeals process set up with your project manager and the consultants. During the project orientation process, the process will be made known to you.
10. Will the PDQ / SPDQ and job evaluation process result in me getting promoted?
Any change in job titles, job grade, or job classifications (as in the case of promotions) is called "re-classification". Re-classifications are determined by your input which should be supported and approved by your supervisor. If your duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority changed dramatically by means of expansion, then there is a possibility that your job could be re-classified.
11. Can the consultants hand-hold me during the PDQ process to answer every question I have on each the questions in the PDQ?
No. This is the job of your Human Resources representative.
12. What if my questions are purely technical, such as "how do I save my work"?
You may contact the consultants at 214 636 9025 for technical help. The consultants' email addresses will also be provided to you during the project orientation process.
13. Exactly, what is the meaning of PDQ?
PDQ stands for the Position Description Questionnaire.
14. I am a supervisor, where do I get the details of my direct reports?
On the supervisor dashboard there is a link for list of direct reports. If you click on either one of their names the system will take you to their PDQ report.
15. I am supervisor, can I change any areas of the PDQ of my direct reports?
You may edit the predominant and essential duties as well as the percent of time spent on each duty. You may not edit the basic personal information.
16. I am a supervisor, I need to review my direct reports' PDQ, how much time do I have before everything is due?
It is expected that you would complete the review of each PDQ in 2 days. If you need more time, you may request an extension with your HR Project team.
17. I am a supervisor, I need more time to review everyone's PDQ, will my access to PDQ's expire?
You may have more time to review PDQs if you request it from your HR project team. No, your access to PDQ will not expire. However, as a courtesy, it will be appreciated if you advise us, consultants of PGN Job Fox of your intention to ask for an extension. This is because the final reporting and analysis need to be done by us, humans. The validity and reliability of our analysis results increase if we have all the data at one point in time.