Section 1. Desk Audits
Absent extenuating circumstances, the Union will be provided at least five work
days notice prior to the desk audit of an employee in the bargaining unit and may
briefly consult with such an employee upon receipt of such notice. Notices will
identify the employee, position, and the reason the audit is being conducted. In
addition, where the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has notified the
Department that it intends to conduct an audit of a bargaining unit employee
pursuant to a classification appeal, the Department will notify the Union.
Section 2. Classification Audits
The Union will be provided a timely notice of personnel management evaluations
conducted by either the Department or OPM which will involve classification audits
of bargaining unit employees.
Section 3. Classification Appeals
a. Employees have a right to appeal the classification of their positions in
accordance with Department of Labor and OPM regulations.
b. An employee may request a classification audit when the employee believes
that a material change has occurred in the position the employee
encumbers. The audit shall be conducted within a reasonable period of
time. After completion of the audit, the employee shall be provided in
writing the management determination.
Section 4. Position Classification
Management will maintain an accurate position description for each position which
reflects the significant duties of the employee filling the position.
Section 5. Equal Pay for Equal Work
The parties agree to the principle of equal pay for substantially equal work.