Section 1 - Notification
The Employer will notify the Union of lateral (non-competitive)
reassignment opportunities affecting bargaining-unit employees
as they arise. If, on a case-by-case basis, there is no objection
by the Union that a particular employee be reassigned, no general
notification to unit employees regarding the reassignment opportunity
is required. If the Union objects, the Employer will post on
the intranet for a period of [five] workdays each vacancy to
be filled through reassignment and the minimum qualifications
employees must possess to volunteer for the vacancy. Qualified
employees may volunteer for the reassignment by contacting the
appropriate Bureau/Office where the vacancy occurs.
Section 2 - Selection Criteria
Management will consider volunteers based on such factors
as experience, job performance, personal attributes, education
and other relevant job qualifications, and organizational need.
If the qualifications, and suitability of candidates are equal,
the most senior qualified volunteer will be selected. If there
are no qualified volunteers, management will select from among
eligible employees based on such factors as experience, job
performance, personal attributes, education and other relevant
job qualifications, and organizational need. If the qualifications
and suitability of candidates are equal, the least senior qualified
employee will be selected.
Section 3 - Relocation Expenses
The Employer agrees to pay relocation expenses as required
by applicable law and regulations.
Section 4 - Reassignment List
The Employer will provide the Union a listing of all reassignments
on an annual basis.
Section 5 - Definition of Seniority
Seniority for the purposes of this Article is defined as FCC
Entrance on Duty Date (EOD), and by Service computation Date
if two employees have the same EOD.
Section 6 - Grievability
The Employer's determinations regarding demonstrated differences
in the qualifications and suitability of employees are subject
to challenge through the parties negotiated grievance/arbitration