Guidelines on Submitting Proposed Organization Charts

An organization chart is a graphic portrayal of a hierarchical system of authority and supervision.  It provides a clear picture of responsibilities and reporting relationships within an organization, division, or department. 

Please only submit current, complete, and accurate organization charts. 

A complete organization chart includes:

  • Date
  • Signature of divisional designee
  • Incumbent names
  • Position numbers
  • Official job titles
  • Classification and grades
  • Two levels of supervision
  • Subordinates of the position being reviewed or established, if applicable

Organization Chart Symbols

  • A box indicates a position in the work unit.
  • A solid line  _________________  indicates direct supervision.
  • A dotted line  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  indicates indirect supervision.

Organization Chart Resources

Budget & Finance – How to Run the SDSU Position/Incumbent Report

SDSU Position Description Form