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Comparison Table

Comparison Between Exempt and Nonexempt Work



Collects and compiles information. Reviews for completeness, identifies missing documentation. Processes documents against an established standard by following prescribed audit lists.
Identifies root cause of problems. Investigates applicable laws, policies and procedures. Ascertains intent of transactions/issues. Creates "historic" record of events and repercussions.

Identifies problems or issues and selects or determines appropriate action within prescribed guidelines. Analyses by reviewing the documentation against established standards.

Compares and evaluates possible courses of conduct; takes action after considering various possibilities. Considers the cause and effect of historic activities and the impact and potential repercussions of possible actions.
Applies skills and knowledge in following prescribed procedures and determines whether specified standards are being met. Uses knowledge in determining which procedures to follow.Has the authority to make independent choices free from immediate supervision. The decisions may be in the form of a recommendation with minimal, if any, review from higher levels of authority.
Determines if documentation meets prescribed standards.Determines how best to resolve situations.
Discretion applied to the production processes as opposed to the company's policies or operations. Consequences may lead to loss due to the wrong choice or techniques, improper applications of skills, neglect or failure to follow instructions.Makes decisions having consequences of real and substantial significance regarding the policies or general operations of the business. Has the ability to use discretion and judgement which may deviate from standard policies and procedures.


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